Great Southern Land
11 January to 29 February 2016
The uniqueness of the Australian terrain has inspired artists for centuries. At times Australians’ relationship to the land can be quite volatile, with floods, droughts, bushfires and extreme storms a regular occurrence. Despite these hardships, a love of the land perseveres with artists producing works of art that that represent the diversity and power of the country’s landscapes. Australian landscape art is a genre that reflects the unique experience of living in this great southern land.Great Southern Land aims to broaden audiences’ understandings of what constitutes landscape painting. This exhibition will present a diverse range of works that depict the Australian landscape from pastoral scenes of the Moree area to mixed-media objects that highlight current environmental issues to personal depictions of an artist’s traditional country. In each of these works the unique experience of living and engaging with the Australian landscape is made apparent.