Earth Canvas Mt Narra Narra & Jenny Bell Day on the Farm
When: Saturday 16 November 2019 at 10:00am - 3.30pm
Where: Mt Narra Narra, 1854 Jingellic Rd, Holbrook, NSW 2644
This is a family friendly day for everyone, all are welcome!
About the Open Day:
Mt Narra Narra is a large scale Beef Cattle Property near Holbrook, along the 10 mile creek, and is owned by Regenerative Farmers Michael and Anna Coughlan. Artist Jenny Bell has been on the property and interpreted the landscape in it’s simplicity and essential qualities, and she will be sharing her perspective of the land, along with an exhibition of her works. Farm tours will be running by bus, with chances to talk with the artist and view the body of art she has produced while working at Mt Narra Narra. Guest speakers Rod Chisholm CEO from Soils for Life will talk about How you can be involved in the solution. While Brian Welhburg from Inside Outside Managment will explain some fundementals of land managment from his time in Africa with large herds of animals moving through the landscape. Local Beef from Wantagong Valley GrassRoots Beef will provide local produce.
When talking about her work Jenny Bell quoted Constantin Brancusi the Romanian sculptor – “Simplicity is complexity resolved”, and she explained that this insight from the great sculptor reminds us that simple does not mean easy. It means that the extraction of the essential meaning or most important aspects of something requires deep concentration, experience and discernment.
As artists we are inclined by disposition, I think, to want to recreate the world so I’m sure everyone of us is on board with the transformative power of regenerative agriculture. I am the only artist with one foot on the farm and one on the canvas so I have lived the parallels involved in regenerative farming practices and the art making process. These farmers are stepping back from past practices, questioning received information and pressures and creatively reinventing their lives and farms in the process.The farm as canvas.
My work has revolved around the farm I have lived on for almost 30 years -working in charcoal, oil paint and a range of mixed media.
To work with innovative farmers in a new district amidst a group of artists is a plunge into the unknown. I look forward to the unleashing of the creative energy from these two worlds.
Under 5: Free
Child (under 16): $15
Family of 4: $75
For further info, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone Gill Sanbrook on 0428 696 724
Mt Narra Narra
1854 Jingellic Rd, Holbrook NSW 2644