Official Opening 8 November 2019, 6pm
Artist / scientist talks 9 November 2019, 10:30am
9 November 2019 - 2 February 2020
Art of Threatened Species
Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street,
Dubbo, NSW, 2830
Art of Threatened Species is a collaboration between the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Orana Arts enabling artists and scientists to collaborate in relation to threatened fauna, flora and environments.
Ten artist entities were selected to engage in their own self-directed residency program during 2018-2019 researching particular fauna, flora and/or environments with nominated scientists. Works created during this residency will be included in a public exhibition opening at Western Plains Cultural Centre in November 2019.
Nic commenced a few projects as part of the Art of Threatened Species project including:
- charcoal drawings of brush-tailed rock-wallabies inspired by the hundreds of images taken as part of remote camera monitoring at national parks brush-tailed rock-wallaby sites;
- large oil paintings undertaken in the studio based off still life set ups
Particular thanks to Dr Deborah Ashworth and Michaela Jones, Department of Industry, Planning and Environment; Dr Sandy Ingleby and Dr Mark Eldridge, The Australian Museum; Ray Mjadwesh, Mjadwesch Environmental Service Support; Celia Thomson, Waterfalls Springs Wildlife Sanctuary; Dr Greg Pritchard, artist / curator; Kent Buchanan, Western Plains Cultural Centre; and Michelle Hall, Portia Lindsay and Shelby Russo-Vooles, Orana Arts Inc and all the artists involved in this project including Alison Clouston and Boyd, Amanda Stuart, Anna Glynn and Peter Dalmazzo, Bec Selleck, Bridget Nicholson, Cathy Franzi, Kelly Leonard, Tallulah Cunningham, and Vicky Luke.