After a dry winter residency in August 2020, artists Holly Greenwood, Ondine Seabrook and Bronte Leighton-Dore had established their own methods for painting the subject of, and within, the landscape surrounding Broken Hill.
Upon returning two years later in the heat of summer, the artists were confronted by a drastically changed landscape recently drenched by record breaking downfalls. The artists had to re-negotiate their way of working en plein air in the Far West.
The phenomenon of petrichor encapsulates this shift in the artists’ mark making and handle of colour. Petrichor is the term coined by Australian scientists in 1964 to describe the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The resulting body of work brings together large and small scale paintings by each artist to represent their adaption to a changing landscape.
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Broken Hill City Art Gallery, 404-408 Argent Street, View Map
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