Seymour Telegraph

Exhibition opens

- By Bianca Hall

Artist Nic Everist’s exhibition is now on display at Strathbogi­e Shire Council’s ARTBOX in Seven Creeks Park, Euroa.

The public can view the exhibition 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the glass pane windows until September 26.

The third artist to exhibit in the travelling art space, Nic is a landscape artist who works out of her studio in Geelong.

Endlessly inspired by her travels and exploratio­ns, Nic loves to visit new places, discover new landscapes and delve into the stories behind them.

With this series, Nic revisits her old stomping ground, the Strathbogi­e region, where she grew up on her family farm along Seven Creeks.

The farm’s tall gums and flora have always inspired her. She was exposed to this at a young age through her father’s regenerati­on projects, spending hours planting nature corridors along Seven Creeks.

“This series is inspired by the natural vegetation of the area, learning the names of the different flora and celebratin­g the ecosystems that have existed for hundreds of years,” Nic said.

In this series, Nic applies techniques that have been used since the beginning of her practice, specifical­ly fluid pouring, to replicate the textures in nature, such as the bark, trees and shrubs.

“The unpredicta­ble nature of pouring reflects the chaotic design of nature itself, and each piece draws in the

viewer to look a little closer at the details, to slow down and notice the fine marks created, and in turn, notice those fine details in their own environmen­ts,” Nic said.

Each piece celebrates species native to the Strathbogi­e region and, through sharing her learnings of the flora, viewers will also have the

opportunit­y to learn about the native species.

▯ To find out more about ARTBOX or to express your interest in using the space, visit www.strathbogi­e.vic. gov.au/community/artsand-culture/artbox/

ARTBOX is being brought to Strathbogi­e Shire with Creative Victoria grant funding.

 ?? Photo: Nic Everist Photo: Nic Everist ?? Creative: Nic Everist works out of her studio in Geelong.
Branching out: Nic is inspired by the natural world, particular­ly around Seven Creeks where she grew up.
Photo: Nic Everist Photo: Nic Everist Creative: Nic Everist works out of her studio in Geelong. Branching out: Nic is inspired by the natural world, particular­ly around Seven Creeks where she grew up.

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