Raewyn Lawrence, Recovery in green, oil on canvas

Raewyn Lawrence
Recovery
Sat 28 August – Sun 26 September 2021

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Eurobodalla Award winner from the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2020, Raewyn Lawrence explores the destruction and subsequent renewal of bushlands in her latest exhibition Recovery. The devastating and destructive bushfires of 2020 created a collective anxiety and grief in the community in which she lives, however bearing witness to the bush regeneration has brought a sense of hope for the future. Producing this body of work has been a positive force in Lawrence’s own struggle with current and future climate issues.

Lawrence draws inspiration from the natural beauty of the region’s landscape, the pristine bushland, mountains, rivers and beaches. Her earliest memories were enjoying the process of creating; drawing, colouring, stitching, or sculpting, but most of all painting, with a deep love of colour driving her creative pursuits.

Lawrence also enjoys a good yarn. Local history, both colonial and indigenous, are filled with stories, folklore and myths that are irresistible and fun challenges to translate onto canvas. Similarly Lawrence’s own family history and childhood memories are a rich source of inspiration that have brought on a desire to create deeper, much more emotional and personal work.

Lawrence paints from the solitude of her studio in the South Coast of NSW. It is a space she loves to inhabit, even if just having another cuppa, listening to music or staring out the window.

Public Programs

Artist talk – Sat 28 August, 11:00am
Join Moruya based artist Raewyn Lawrence as she discusses her exhibition. This is a great opportunity for the public to hear directly from Lawrence about the ideas and themes explored in the exhibition and her extensive art practices.

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The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre recognises Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants and custodians of all land and water in the Eurobodalla and respects their enduring cultural and spiritual connection to it. The Bas acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land in which we live and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.