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Earth Canvas

The Earth Canvas exhibition displays works by leading contemporary artists, developed in response to regenerative farming properties situated between the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers in southern NSW. Looking beyond limiting the impact of industrial agriculture, these farmers actively work to rehabilitate the land and nurture healthy ecosystems. Inspired by their immersive contact with both the farmer and the landscape, the artists reveal a mutual creativity, appreciation and understanding of the natural forces that sustain us. The exhibition features works by Rosalind Atkins, Jenny Bell, Jo Davenport, Janet Laurence, Tony Nott, Idris Murphy and John Wolseley.

Earth Canvas was first displayed at Albury LibraryMuseum from 24 October 2020 – 7 February 2021 and was Highly Commended in the 2021 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) in the Temporary or Travelling Exhibition category.

It is touring to the following venues across 2021 and 2022:

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 19 March – 9 May 2021
The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre 16 July – 29 August 2021
Mildura Arts Centre 16 September – 28 November 2021
Museum of the Riverina 7 December 2021 – 27 February 2022
Tamworth Regional Gallery 12 March – 12 June 2022
Griffith Regional Art Gallery 18 June – 24 July 2022
National Museum of Australia 25 August – 30 October 2022
Contemporary artists exploring the landscape and the theme of regenerative farming

Earth Canvas explores the experiences of both the regenerative farmer and the artist, their respective engagement with the land and their vision for a healthier world.

Earth Canvas Virtual Tour

We invite you to explore Earth Canvas online.


Earth Canvas was developed by regional collaborative Earth Canvas: Art in Ag, curated by Albury LibraryMuseum, and supported by the National Museum of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

  • Earth Canvas
  • Australian Government Vision Australia
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