Earth Canvas

Earth Canvas is a project linking artists with Regenerative Farmers to create a better future.6 Artists and 6 Regenerative farmers will work together and produce a body of artwork to be displayed at the November 2019 Open Days on farms on the SW slopes between the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. Each day will be unique and with guest speakers, farmer and artist talk, interactive activities for all age groups. Healthy locally produced food included and prepared by local chefs.

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Joe Frost Artist Workshop for Practicing artists

Saturday 27 April 2024
An opportunity to work with Joe Frost. Joe is lecturer at National Art School Sydney, practicing painter and freelance writes for art magazines. For details of his practice: https://www.joefrostartist.com Recent article in Artist Profile: https://artistprofile.com.au/joe-frost. This one day, intensive workshop is an opportunity to take stock of your practice and enhance your visual expression on many levels. Morning session Joe will lead a group review to identify key visual & creative issues in each participant’s work. The emphasis will be on recognising the potential and identifying the problems in the work. The afternoon session students will commence a new work (or to re-work) in light of the review, supported by focussed, one-on-one discussion with Joe. You will be invited to re-consider any habitual assumptions that are blocking your practice and given practical advice on how to begin subtly refining or thoroughly re-inventing your approach to form, materials and imagery.
Bibbaringa WoolShed
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Regenerative Farm Walk and Talk

Sunday 17 September 2023
This Farm Walk and Talk will give you the opportunity to be on beautiful Trewalla, a working cattle and sheep property east of Wagga Wagga. Hear from farmers Pete and Bundle Lawson as they step you through their experience of regenerative farming, an emerging sustainable practice with an emphasis on returning farmlands to good health. You will also hear RAD x Earth Canvas artist in residence Lyndall Phelps reflect on her two-week residency on Trewalla farm followed by a two-week studio residency at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. This collaboration between Earth Canvas and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery links farmers and artists. Afternoon tea included. The event will involve walking, please wear appropriate footwear.
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Earth Canvas Linking Artists with Regenerative Farmers -Book

Earth Canvas Book. A journey of the past 3 years of introducing some of Australia's leading Landscape artists and Regenerative Farmers. The artist interpreted their experience of being on Regenerative farms. The Earth Canvas project was inspired by a concern that people have lost contact with food production and the farmed landscape. Artist captured the experience and concerns regenerative farmers have about the state of the environment. The 68 page hard cover full colour A4 coffee table book tells the story of open days on farms, travelling exhibition & artist workshops. Images of some of the 79 artworks in the travelling exhibition & photographs of landscapes on the farms. The Exhibition travelled to 4 states of Australia and exhibited at 6 regional galleries and the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Order now and books available from Mid August.
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Earth Canvas Open Day Millpost Bungendore NSW

Saturday 8 October 2022
The Watson at Millpost are a multi generation farming business. A productive fine wool farm supported by a Permaculture whole farm plan since the 1990's and and holistic grazing. See how biodiversity, functioning water system and productive sheep and fine wool farming work in harmony with a thriving ecosystem. Artist Alexander Boynes has produced artworks and seeks to express how the Watsons care and share with the environment in the face of the Climate Emergency. And how all Australians can respect and acknowledge this country’s 65,000 years of First Nation’s history, while the Watson family continuing to live and make an income from the land. 9.30 am starts at the National Museum of Aus, Lawson Cres, Canberra for artist talk around the exhibition followed by bus or drive to Millpost. Speakers at Millpost include talks about art, farming, soil and water, wildlife and Merino production. Lunch tea and coffee included. Supported by ACT NRM & National Museum of Aus & Earth.
National Museum of Australia
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Saturday 23 July 2022
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Earth Canvas Farm Open Day at Lana, Balala

Saturday 28 May 2022
An opportunity to visit a working Merino Wool & cattle farm near Uralla NSW with Regenerative farmers Tim and Suzanne Wright and Uralla based artists Stephen King Visitors will hear about the importance of groundcover, biodiversity & water management of farm with good grazing practice. View sustainable forestry harvest & Granite outcrop. Watching out for platypus, yabbies and Bell Turtle. BYO picnic lunch tea coffee available.
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Earth Canvas - Fowlers Gap 6 Days Art Workshop

Tuesday 3 May 2022
Immerse yourself in art with abstract artists Idris Murphy and Ross Laurie for 6 1/2 days. Explore the Landscape of Fowlers Gap, a research station and conservation area run by UNSW Science, 112km north-west of Broken Hill in the arid zone of the ranges. Its remote and impressive landscape, eco-trails, wildlife and viewing platforms attract local and international artists/visitors. An Earth Canvas initiative for artists or anyone interested in exploring creativity with adventure. Fully inclusive
Fowlers Gap
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Earth Canvas Open Day Saturday April 30 2022 at Tallawang

Saturday 30 April 2022
On Farm Day at Tallawang, Willowtree. Come & learn from Regen Farmers Craig Carter and Nicky Chirlian and local artists Ross Laurie & Tania Hartigan. Discussion inc restoring ecosystem function & looking at the landscape from a creative perspective. BYO picnic lunch or order a picnic lunch on line. Down by the river we will look at ground cover, positive impact of cattle grazing & grasses, weaving with Tania Hartigan. A family event inc catching yabbies.
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Wagga Wagga Open Day - Regen Farming & Art

Saturday 26 February 2022
An Open day on a Regenerative Farm. Part of the Earth Canvas Travelling exhibition - at Wagga Wagga inc Gallery tour lunch & farm talk & tour. Visitors will experience a Regenerative Farm owned by Brad & Katie Collins Ayrshire Park Big Springs. A Beef cattle & Sheep trading business. Local artist Arthur Wicks produced a ephemeral art piece for the Museum of the Riverina. Also presenting with be agro ecologist David Hardwick and a Wiradjuri elder. Ideal for day for everyone.
Museum of the Riverina
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Janet Laurence Art Workshop Yabtree West Gundagai

Saturday 6 November 2021
An opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Be challenged by learning about art and regenerative agriculture and focus on the importance of researching before producing art works. Janet will lead participants through a journey of exploration along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Janet's art considers the inseparability of all living things and represents, in her words, “an ecological quest”.
Yabtree West
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Mt Gambier Open Day Regenerative Farming and Art (CANCELLED)

Sunday 22 August 2021
An Open day on a Regenerative Farm as part of the Earth Canvas Travelling exhibition. Starts at Mt Gambier Art Gallery inc lunch & farm tour. Visitors will experience a Regenerative Farm owned by Liam and Sarah Brokensha at Glenhuntly where beef, sheep and Splendid Pasture Eggs are produced. Artist Carmel Wallace from Portland has produced an installation at the Regional Gallery from her experience on the farm. Ken Jones will talk about Bush Repair & indigenous knowledge.
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Swan Hill Earth Canvas Open Day

Saturday 8 May 2021
Regenerative farm tour & art talk & walk. Meeting at Swan Hill Regional Gallery to view the Earth Canvas Travelling Exhibition featuring leading Australian artists who worked on 6 regen farms in Southern NSW.The open day follows on to Mallee Organics where traditional fibre weaver Glenda Nicholls produced an art work. Organic farmers, the Free family will talk about production of stone fruit, figs, pumpkin, broccoli & compost making. Enjoy a lunch produced from organic farm produce
Swan Hill Regional Gallery
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Writers at the WoolShed

Writers at the WoolShed March 13 14 2021
A Writers and Readers Festival on a Regenerative farm north of Albury in southern NSW. A TWO DAY EVENT! Saturday March 13 2021 - Writers in Conversation from 9am to 4.30pm. Saturday night a Paddock to Plate Dinner with Alison Pouliot author of The Allure of Fungi. Local produce, includes a Glass of wine from Posh Plonk. Sunday March 14 Creative Writing with leading authors on the farm. Small groups being absorbed in the landscape, 10am to 2.30pm.
Bibbaringa The WoolShed
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Jo Davenport Art Workshop on a Regenerative Farm

Saturday 20 February 2021
Jo Davenport is an Albury based artists represented by leading Melbourne & Sydney galleries. The workshop is for artists & beginners. Jo will take participants through a series of stages to examine the art of abstraction. As Jo says "The difference between looking & seeing. Emotion in Landscape painting, abstracting the Landscape and the space between. Participants will be given a material list prior to the workshop & can work on a major work during the weekend. Accommodation available
Bibbaringa WoolShed
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Farm Tour at Mt Narra Narra and Lunch at Woormargama Pub

Sunday 13 December 2020
Experience the links between regenerative food production and the food on your plate with a tour on Mt Narra Narra farm, Holbrook. Followed by lunch at the Woormargama Pub. We will meet at the Woormargama Pub 10.30am and drive to farm for a walk and talk by Regen Farmers Michael & Anna Coughlan. Back to Woormargama Pub for a 2 course Lunch. $45 per person (not inc. drinks). Chef Guiseppi and pub owners & Regen farms Bill & Joy Wearn will talk after lunch. Farm Fun and Food!
Woormargama Pub
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Farm Tour at Eurimbla - Healthy Soil Makes Healthy Food

Sunday 29 November 2020
Learn how storing carbon and organic matter has built farm capacity at Eurimbla with regenerative farmers Jill and Ian Coghlan and an artist. See how the Coghlan's have improved animal performance, grass growth and soil capacity. An afternoon with the beautiful Eurimbla stud Shorthorn and Red Poll cattle. Eurimbla is a participating farm in the Earth Canvas Exhibiton. Only 20 minutes from Albury at the foot hills of Tabletop mountain. Wear good walking shoes and afternoon tea is included.
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Farm Tour at Bibbaringa - What Makes a Healthy Farm

Sunday 15 November 2020
An opportunity to visit the Regenerative farm 'Bibbaringa' (30 minutes drive from Albury). Look at how animals, healthy soil and thriving green plants build farm resilience. And how Regenerative Farmer Gill Sanbrook makes decisions based on working with nature and running a profitable business. Visitors will get an overview of the farm in the newly renovated Woolshed, enjoy an afternoon tea and Farm Tour from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Bibbaringa The WoolShed
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Tony Nott Sun Printing Workshop 1 or 2 days

7 March and 8 March 2020
Printing using Cyanotype technique Hands on Workshop for photographers or anyone interested in learning an old art form, no technical skills required, Using found objects from the landscape to creating art. Originally for botanical specimens but for anyone interested in nature. Sun printing Is a photographic printing process & produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce
Bibbaringa The WoolShed
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Earth Canvas Mundarlo & Jo Davenport

Sunday 1 December 2019
The open day at Mundarlo is sure to be full of colour and vibrance with artist Jo Davenport . The granite hills to alluvial flats of the Murrumbidgee river have secrets to be told. The young Austin family will talk about their journey on the family farm. Jo captures the fleeting moments of unlimited rapure in her work and visitors will be greeted with a surprise and fun filled day. It will include lunch from local food suppliers, farm bus and walk tour, guest speaker & time to look and interac
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Earth Canvas Yabtree West & Janet Laurence

Saturday 30 November 2019
Yabtree West runs 6 km on the south side of the Murrumbidgee River East of Wagga Wagga.. Janet Laurence will produce a body of work to explain what she has learnt from her experience on a Regenerative farming business. Janet uses different mediums and a sense of wake up awareness of the fragility of the natural world. At the open day visitors will hear a perspective from the artist, the farmer,climate champions and a chef. Local food will be provided by a local chef and all included.
Yabtee West
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Earth Canvas Yammacoona & Ros Atkins

Sunday 17 November 2019
Yammacoona at Little Billabong north of Holbrook has hosted printmaker Ros Atkins to enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of the SW slopes. Ros has an obsession with trees. She says "Trees in the landscape are the memory and document the history of the landscape." Enjoy a journey of a tree through the eyes of a printmaker. Talk to the artist the farmer the chef. and a guest speaker and farm tour. local food provided by local chef all included
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Earth Canvas Mt Narra Narra & Jenny Bell Day on the Farm

Saturday 16 November 2019
Visit a large scale Beef Cattle Property near Holbrook along the 10 mile creek. At Mt Narra Narra and see how artist Jenny Bell has interpreted the landscape.Jenny says she brings something down to its essential qualities. You will have a farm bus ride, talk to the artist and guest speaker. Included lunch of local food provided by a local chef.
Mt Narra Narra
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Earth Canvas Eurimbla Gerogery and Idris Murphy Open Day

Sunday 10 November 2019
Eurimbla is at the foot hills of Tabletop Mountain near Gerogery. Idris Murphy a contemporary Landscape artists will share his interpretation of the landscape. View the artwork and enjoy a farm tour and talking to the artists the farmer and a guest speaker Enjoy local food lunch included A day out in a beautiful environment looking at the landscape and the management of the land for 1000's of years.
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Earth Canvas Bibbaringa & John Wolseley Day on Farm

Saturday 9 November 2019
Open day for everyone. Families Farmers and Friends. Town and Country people all welcome Bibbaringa a Regenerative farm at Bowna with artist John Wolseley. View the art works in the WoolShed. Enjoy a local food lunch included provided by a local chef. Talk with Artist, farmer, Guest speaker, Chef Farm tour and Bus around farm and Walk with Artist and Farmer. A day to enjoy. Take a fresh look at agriculture and talk about the production of food from healthy soil
Bibbaringa The WoolShed
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Dinner at The WoolShed with John Wolseley

Saturday 12 October 2019
John Wolseley will talk about drawing, documenting the landscape and the history of landscape Art. John is an entertaining speaker with a wealth of knowledge from an artistic and academic perspective. He has immersed himself in the landscape and expresses this experience through his art practice. A healthy locally produced food dinner will be included. Wine will be avaialbe from local winery caravan Posh Plonk but BYO beer
The WoolShed Bibbaringa
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John Wolseley - Art Workshop On Farm 2 Day

Saturday 12 October 2019
For practicing artists At Bibbaringa, Bowna NSW (North of Albury. A special opportunity to learn paint and draw with one of Australia most respected Landscape artist Explore different approaches to understanding and drawing the land forms and ecology of an ecological farm. Over 2 days we will make drawings on paper both as works in their own right and also as part of a process towards making paintings in watercolour oil and other mediums
Bibbaringa The Woolshed
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Jenny Bell Art Workshop for Beginners

Saturday 21 September 2019
Jenny has spent her life on a farm and studies art at National Art School Sydney. Her 2 great loves are farming and Art. All Materials will be supplied and lunch and teas .The workshops will be on 2 farms in the Holbrook district. Limited to 15 artists. Jenny will guide you in a relaxed and enjoyable journey and discover the joy of drawing and painting on Regenerative Farms near Holbrook.
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Idris Murphy Painting Workshop

Saturday 31 August 2019
An opportunity to work and paint with one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists. Be challenged by the light and views on two Regenerative Farms Bibbaringa Bowna - East of Tabletop mountain and Eurimbla Gerogery West of Tabletop Mountain, Idris will present a series of brief lectures about landscape painting. Plenty of painting opportunity and one on one mentoring. For practising artists.
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Building Resilience into the Landscape

Monday 8 July 2019
Looking at the landscape through the eyes of a Farmer an Artist a Scientist and an Educator. This workshop is designed to engage neighbours and catchment areas to manage water in the landscape and catchment areas. Learn how your decisions can affect others. Thinking beyond the Boundary Fence Scientist Peter Hazell from Mulloon Institute, Educator Brian Welhburg Artist Jo Davenport and Farmer Gillian Sanbrook will share their perspective.
Bibbaringa The Woolshed