BULAHDELAH Mountain and Markwell are about to feature in an art exhibition showcasing the work of locally renowned artist Carol Archer.
Carol Archer is an Australian artist and scholar who returned to rural N.S.W. in Australia in 2016 after living in Hong Kong and Macao for many years.
In 2019, Archer’s work was included in the 10th GreenWay Art Prize Finalists Exhibition and in 2018 she was a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.
The Sydney Exhibition features works about the environment at Markwell and Bulahdelah mountain.
Carol Archer told News Of The Area, “It’s called ‘standing still the trees: works on paper by Carol Archer.”
Archer’s drawings and prints celebrate the sense of immersion and wonder one feels when standing with trees.
Meanderings near the artist’s home in the Myall Lakes region of N.S.W. and further afield have inspired the artists work.
A preoccupation with light within Archer’s work creates suggestions about the ephemerality of human perception.
The viewpoint, towards ground rather than sky, underlines trees’ resilience and rootedness in ancient earth and rock.
Archer has been exhibiting her work widely since the early nineties.
Her work has long been focused on the experience of place, but her current preoccupation with trees began with a Bundanon-inspired body of work entitled “Time with the Sky” which was exhibited at Hong Kong’s Cattle Depot Artist Village in 2010.
In the ensuing decade, Archer’s work has been shown elsewhere in Hong Kong, and in Macao, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Spain, China, and Australia.
Archer’s work has been collected by Artbank, the Bundanon Trust and the Hong Kong Trade Office in Geneva, and is held in numerous private collections worldwide.
Find out more about Carol Archer and her works inspired by local nature at www.carolarcher.com.
By Marian SAMPSON