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Exhibition Opens Saturday, 12th December 12-4pm & 13th – 20th December, 10am-4pm.

Opening by: Helen Meddings, President of ADFAS Ku-ring-gai
Curated by: Ingrid Bowen, Eramboo Board of Directors

Eramboo is proud to present BUSH IMPRESSIONS by Madison Baird. Sponsored by Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (Ku-ring-gai), Madison has been working from a studio at Eramboo over the last month and is creating landscapes and botanical still life paintings based on her surroundings. We have had a joyous response to her work, and look forward to welcoming visitors to her exhibition on Saturday, 12th December from midday onwards. 

Previously a student at RMIT in Melbourne, emerging artist Madison Baird returned to Sydney just before the lockdown in Victoria and was available to take up her month-long residency at Eramboo in October where she prepared for her first solo exhibition. Madi was provided a private artist studio for one month beginning in October 2020, a $300 stipend for artist materials and a solo-exhibition for December 2020 generously sponsored by the ADFAS (Ku-ring-gai).

Bush Impressions explores observations and collections of the Australian bush.  My practice is continually inspired by my immediate surroundings particularly the native plants seen in our bush due to their unique, organic shapes and earthy palette. The Australian bush has offered me an oasis of peace and freedom, and in these times it has given me a strong sense of nostalgia particularly of childhood.  This series is heavily intertwined with the Australian bush that I grew up in.’

To find out more about the Australian Decorative and Fine Art Society of Ku-ring-gai visit their website here

or read through their November 2020 Communiqué publication detailing more of the work that they are involved with in the greater Ku-ring-gai community.