Art trail exhibitions

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on September 6, 2019

WALPOLE’S Petrichor Gallery is gearing up to host two exhibitions and a series of workshops this month during the upcoming Southern Art and Craft Trail.

Wildern features artists Tony Windberg, Clive Kendrick, Jenny Kendrick, Luda Korczynskyj, Christine Gregory and Elizabeth Edmonds whose work aims to explore and inspire conversations about the wilderness.

Edmonds said each artist interpreted the exhibition theme in their own individual way and that she found her inspiration in the countryside.

“All you have to do is drive along the highway or sit atop a hill,” she said.

“And as the light changes or scant mists settle into the valleys, you see a picture of a landscape that has persisted over thousands of years, yet, is infinitely fragile and variable.”

Cryptic: Mysterious, Enigmatic, the second exhibition, is a solo presentation of works by botanical artist and mycologist Katrina Syme.

Syme will display her watercolour illustrations of fungi, lichens, mosses, liverworts and hornworts found in regions in and around the Walpole wilderness.

She hopes the work will draw attention to “the forgotten” places and wildlife.

Both exhibitions will open on September 21 and close on October 20.

A free artist talk will be held on September 29 at 11am as well as three workshops to give aspiring artists the chance to experience different art forms.

More information can be learned by contacting the gallery on 0438 401 148.