Nature has been front and centre for Australia in 2020. We were overwhelmed by its devastating force during the bushfires at the beginning of the year, and then felt its sharp absence while confined to our homes during the pandemic. Albury-based artist Edwina Edwards has felt the seasonal shift more intensely than usual.
‘I am generally tuned into the landscape, however this period has made me hyperaware of the natural environment and what it gives us,’ she explains. Bolstered by the limitations of lockdown restrictions and a new perspective on the role of the natural world so present in her life in regional NSW, Edwina created a series of works titled Bush Solace, which will be exhibited online at Brunswick Street Gallery until November 9th.
‘Getting out into nature helped to ground me, and remind me that there is still beauty and wonder in the world during these unprecedented