The devastation of the fire storm that enveloped much of NSW in 2019/20 has provided the genesis for this body of work. From the landscape to the flora and fauna that inhabit it, Graham investigates every nuance, weaving her narrative and deep love of the land into the picture plane. There is optimism in the work from this period. Out of the ashes we find beauty and life—a regeneration of the land and our psyche.
Excerpt – Ralph Hobbs & Nicole Hauser May 2021
Artworks in this exhibition/collection can be viewed online at Nanda/Hobbs Gallery
The inaugural WAMA Art Prize, Works On Paper invites a multi-disciplinary range of nature inspired Australian artists, to celebrate their connectivity with nature and raise awareness of the importance of conserving our precious and unique Australian environment.
The WAMA Art Prize is a biennial award and exhibition showcasing wildlife and nature- inspired art created on or with paper
‘Getting Pinked – Laughing Kookaburra’ selected as a finalist for the WAMA Art Prize. Selected artworks will be exhibited from September 18 – January 31, 2022 at www.wama.net.au.
Image: Jody Graham – ‘Getting Pinked – Laughing Kookaburra’
Nell, Carmen Glynn- Braun, Hayley Megan French, Jody Graham, Rochelle Haley, Kirtika Kain, Claudia Nicholson, Judy Watson and Nypanyapa Yunupingu.
1 Powerhouse Rd Casula NSW 2170 (Enter via Shepherd St)
Tel (02) 8711 7123 www.casulapowerhouse.com Free entry
Open daily – next to Casula train station – free parking available
Saturday 7 August,
10AM – 2PM
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney
$120 ($100 Foundation & Friends Members) 02 9231 8182
‘Drawing is at the core of Jody Graham’s multidisciplinary art. She relentlessly explores new techniques and investigates contemporary drawing practice. To do this she builds on and then moves beyond conventional drawing processes in search of new methods and tools that connect drawing with the fundamental need to make symbolic marks.’
Jody Graham is an amazing woman and an extremely talented, fearless, and innovative artist to boot. She let us into her Marrickville studio for the interview, which is a treasure trove of her bower bird tendencies alongside beautiful energetic paintings and drawings. We talked to Jody about her process, the ideas behind her art and her lifes journey through alcolism and beyond to artist extraronaire.
Jody is represented by Nanda Hobbs and her next show, ‘Somewhere to Land’, is from 27th May to 5 June.
Find out more about Mark Cauvin, Jody’s musical collaborator here