Habitat is presented by ecocentric, a collaborative group comprising five female artists from the Wallamba area of the Mid North Coast. Living mostly on acreage in rural settings, they are inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Australian landscape. They are passionate about the environment and greatly concerned at the effects of natural disasters, climate change, pollution, human intervention, carelessness and ignorance that sees our valuable and irreplaceable flora and fauna threatened or facing extinction, often by the ongoing destruction of their habitats.
Through drought, fire, flood and now the ubiquitous COVID-19, connecting more positively with our environment, each other and our imagination has become essential. Via their diverse art-making, they seek to highlight the beauty, magic and spirit of the natural world that surrounds us, and to bring greater awareness and sense of urgency to our community for the need to protect its delicate balance. There is also the sense that what we do now is what we leave for future generations. Preserving our Habitat is a vital part of this process of legacy, and the emphasis of this exhibition.
10am – 4pm Thursday to Saturday
10am – 1pm Sunday
Entry is free.