The WAMA Foundation is set to launch an exciting new virtual art exhibition - Inspiration Wild: Foundation Artists Six Years On.
Opening on Monday, October 19, the exhibition will showcase a broad selection of national and internationally recognised artists from Australia who are deeply inspired in their artwork by the natural environment.
The exhibition includes thirty artists works that featured in foundation's inaugural publication of the successful art book, Inspiration Wild: An Artistic Celebration of Nature and Environment.
These Foundation Artists have come together once more for this virtual exhibition, to bring awareness to not only the importance, but beauty of nature, Australia's natural environment and its inhabitants.
The exhibition will support the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia Foundation Project, to develop a wildlife and art precinct on the edge of the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd).
WAMA Patron Glenda Lewin said the exhibition will inspire and enrich people's appreciation for nature,
"(This exhibition will give) the visitor an insight into how these national and internationally acclaimed artists interpret the natural world around us in a creative way," 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."
The exhibition has been curated by wildlife artist and curator Dr. Pete Marshall for the WAMA Foundation.
Some of the artists featured within the exhibition include well known regional Victorian artists Vida Pearson and Lucy McEachern, plus Australian renowned artists Tony Pridham, Sophie Cape and Noel Hart, to name a few.
Dr. Pete Marshall, Curator and Senior Art Advisor, said the artists drew their inspirations from the natural world in amazingly diverse ways.
"Creating beautiful and deeply meaningful works of art in a variety of mediums, complementing their subjects, but delving deeper into the wonders of nature with their individual and very personal responses," he said.
To complement these original artists, two indigenous artists have been invited to exhibit their work.
Paul Bong and Daniel O'Shane are deeply inspired by their culture, telling and recording their cultural stories in intriguing and thought-provoking ways through their art.
Both highly acclaimed artists, their work hangs in Parliament House and The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
WAMA's online art exhibition is available for viewing until November 30 at www.wama.net.au/art-exhibition.
All art works are for sale, commissions from art works sold support the WAMA Project.
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