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21 October 2020
Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Foundation has developed a virtual art exhibition showcasing a broad selection of national and internationally recognised artists inspired by the natural environment.
The exhibition, ‘Inspiration Wild: Foundation Artists 6 Years On’ includes the work of 30 artists who featured in WAMA’s inaugural publication of the successful art book, ‘Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment’.
The foundation artists have come together again to create awareness of both the importance and beauty of nature, Australia’s natural environment and its inhabitants.
WAMA patron Glenda Lewin said the exhibition would support the WAMA project to develop a wildlife and art precinct on the edge of Grampians National Park, Gariwerd.
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“This exhibition will inspire and enrich people’s appreciation for nature,” she said.
“During these uncertain times our connection to nature is more important than ever and WAMA invites you to experience the interconnect between art and nature within this exhibition and see for yourself the talent of these amazing Australian artists.”
Wildlife artist and curator Dr Pete Marshall curated the exhibition.
Among the artists featured are well-known regional Victorian artists Vida Pearson and Lucy McEachern, along with renowned Australian artists Tony Pridham, Sophie Cape and Noel Hart.
Dr Marshall, WAMA Foundation curator and senior art advisor, said the artists featured in the exhibition ‘drew their inspirations from the natural world in amazingly diverse ways’.
To complement these original artists, two indigenous artists have been invited to exhibit their work.
Dr Marshall said Paul Bong and Daniel O’Shane were deeply inspired by their culture, ‘telling and recording their cultural stories in intriguing and thought-provoking ways through their art’.
People can view ‘Inspiration Wild: Foundation Artists 6 Years On’ online at www.wama.net.au/art-exhibition until November 30.
All art works are for sale, with commissions from pieces sold to support the WAMA project.
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