The 2018 Port Lincoln Art Prize Major Award winner Beth Hammond is set to hold her first solo exhibition at the Nautilus Arts Centre next month.
The exhibition called “Landscapes of the Heart” will be a series of landscape works that will be hung in the Walter Nicholls Gallery over the Christmas holiday period, which will showcase the raw beauty of Australia’s scenery for holiday goers, tourists and locals alike.
Beth’s inspiration for the work was drawn from nature and Australia’s alluring and ever‐changing environment, along with the deep feelings that are often attached to them.
Ms. Hammond said “I wanted to create a series of Australian Landscapes. Landscapes that are loved, messy, ghostly, lost, re-imagined, reshaped, reduced, removed or rearranged.
“I wanted some of them to reflect the emotions that landscapes can evoke in people. This can be love and awe in their complexity and beauty or it can be sadness and grief when landscapes are lost, damaged or altered.”
The idea to create the work came from a camping trip in the winter of 2019 to parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, drawing upon the outdoor painting (Plein air) and sketching that she undertook along her travels.
All works will be on sale with the exhibition to open as of December 8th 2020.