Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

Growth from bushfire focus of new exhibition

With a focus on the impact of bushfires, Arts Space Wodonga’s newest exhibition Regenerate features a series of new paintings by Albury artist, Stephanie Jakovac.

Through a romantic and observed approach, Jakovac shines a spotlight on the ecological processes of destruction, regeneration and renewal after a bushfire.

Half of Jakovac’s works are painted on glass in reverse; a technique acquired during her visual art training in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

She utilises this technique to capture the drama and gravity of bushfire.

Juxtaposed with botanical studies of native flowers growing around Chiltern, Mount Pilot National Park and Nail Can Hill, Jakovac presents an enquiry that fuses careful observation and whimsy.

The community are invited to the exhibition opening at Arts Space Wodonga on Friday, March 16, at 5.30pm.

Join Stephanie at the Regeneration Forum on Wednesday, March 28 to hear of her inspiration to create this series, alongside Director of Regeneration Solutions, Ian Davidson, to talk about regeneration and Karen Retra, a naturalist with particular interest in the habits of native bees.

Topics discussed during the forum will include healthy environments, self-replacing vegetation, bee pollination and restoration following bushfires.

The Regeneration Forum will be held at Arts Space Wodonga from 6pm to 8pm and costs $10 per person, with refreshments included.

Bookings can be made online at thecubewodonga.com.au/tickets.

Botanical Art - a free kids holiday program - is also being held on Wednesday, April 11 from 10am to 12 noon.

All ages are welcome, however children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.