WILD at HEART exhibition explores the artist's association with animals, plants and nature, particularly during a difficult year that has included, drought, bushfires, floods, global pandemic, and isolation. From the domestic kind to the endangered life, the artists have all taken this subject personally using a range of mediums, such as paint, ceramics and blown glass.
Parrots feature strongly within the painted works, but also within the blown glass art forms. Native banksia, eucalyptus, magpies, bush turkeys, sea creatures and koalas represent our local region well, and draw attention to the threat of extinction due to climate change, drought, floods and fires.
Alongside the native flora and fauna is the domestic pet. The household dog, cat or horses in the field. These animals serve us well and provide that companionship and bond we require throughout our life.
Whilst many of the exhibiting artists are local to the Northern Rivers of NSW, there are also artists from the Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia bringing a different but connected perspective to the show.
You can read more about each artist and see their available works by clicking the link on their name. Works are available in the gallery or you can call 0419 870 305 to enquire about a purchase over the phone.