Opening of the 'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition
Crowd at the successful opening of the 'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition. Photo Amanda Keesing
Great opening of the 'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition last night at the Old Buttery Factory Studios in Denmark. Joey Williams gave a welcome to country and explained the story behind the large canvas that many were involved in painting. Jessie Gloede read some beautiful poetry inspired by Balijup farm and Marie Limondin accompanied the reading on violin. Then we watched the short film created by Craig Carter 'Balijup Farm: A Jewel in Gondwana Link'. Will be on YouTube soon.
Was a pleasure to finally meet one of the members of the family that own Balijup - Alan Hordacre. The family are extremely generous in letting people visit their farm and are very supportive of conservation management work.
Exhibition was full of great artworks - prints, sculptures, paintings, fabrics. Well done to everyone and special thank yous to the ever innovative and energetic Nikki Green and Basil Schur.
Joey Williams welcoming the crowd to country. Photo Amanda Keesing
Jessie Gloede reads poetry while Marie Limondin plays music inspired by Balijup. Large canvas Joey Williams cooordinated is in the background. Photo Amanda Keesing
The lovely Nikki Green who facilitated the art camps and school program. Photo Amanda Keesing
A gift for the Hordacre family - linocuts by each artist at the first Balijup Eco Art camp. Photo Amanda Keesing
Sculptural pieces created at Balijup. Photo Amanda Keesing