Art for conservation's sake

Guest bloggers
Published 11 Nov 2020 
by Louisa Gosling 
about  Liffey River Oura Oura Friendly Beaches Nardoo Hills Reserves  

Drys Bluff<br/> Drys Bluff
Sarah at Oura Oura Reserve<br/> Sarah at Oura Oura Reserve
Artwork depicting woodlands.<br/> Artwork depicting woodlands.
Drys Bluff. Photo by Chris Crerar<br/> Drys Bluff. Photo by Chris Crerar
Echidna<br/> Echidna
Sarah at Nardoo Hills<br/> Sarah at Nardoo Hills
Nardoo Hills<br/> Nardoo Hills
I have not tried to reproduce nature: I have represented it.” Paul Cézanne, French painter

Earlier this year, British artist Sarah Chalmers spent time at four Bush Heritage reserves: Nardoo Hills in central Victoria and Oura Oura, Liffey Valley and Friendly Beaches in Tasmania.

The goal was for her to capture the spirit of these places in artistic works. Sarah's art celebrates Bush Heritage’s commitment to these precious landscapes and to the native ecosystems they host.

Months after her visit Sarah continues to create art about her trip to Australia. She says: “I am still painting Australia, particularly Tasmania. It's strange – as though I had become possessed with this place. It's also keeping me sane.”

You can view Sarah’s journey and the many artworks that resulted from it in Sarrah's online gallery.

The original artworks are available for sale. If you're interested, please email Sarah directly at [email protected]

Sarah at Oura Oura Reserve<br/> Sarah at Oura Oura Reserve
Artwork depicting woodlands.<br/> Artwork depicting woodlands.
Drys Bluff. Photo by Chris Crerar<br/> Drys Bluff. Photo by Chris Crerar
Echidna<br/> Echidna
Sarah at Nardoo Hills<br/> Sarah at Nardoo Hills
Nardoo Hills<br/> Nardoo Hills