Jody Graham – work in progress – Black Summer

Black Summer  – Drawing with charcoal from 2019/2020 Black Summer Australian bushfires.


A really large drawing I worked on exploring mark making with burnt wood from 2019/20 megafires has been selected as a finalist in the 2021 Fishers Ghost Art Award.
The making of this work was a hard physical slog and the technique I used to create the marks shredded my knuckles and hands, yet even so, I totally loved creating it. I did it for my own pleasure and am really wrapped it will get a public viewing.

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 

High-flyer, Hell Ride, Escape – Charcoal from 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires & compressed charcoal, pastel, natural ochre on paper
All drawings – 140cm (h) x 114cm (w)  – Image credit: Graeme Wienand


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


Image: Jody Graham – ‘Getting Pinked – Laughing Kookaburra’


Looking at Painting – Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre – Hopper Gallery

Nell, Carmen Glynn- Braun, Hayley Megan French, Jody Graham, Rochelle Haley, Kirtika Kain, Claudia Nicholson, Judy Watson and Nypanyapa Yunupingu.

LOOKING AT PAINTING features artists that push the boundaries of the painting medium. It showcases a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists who experiment with paint through approaches to collaboration, material, process and installation.
The artists explore very different themes and ideas through their artworks, each has a unique story that starts with innovative mark-making with painterly materials.
Through this exhibition, audiences will see the diversity of the form of expanded painting today, and many of its exciting possibilities.


LAUNCH: Sat 3 July – 2pm – 4pm.

Exhibition dates 3 July – 5 September 2021


1 Powerhouse Rd Casula NSW 2170 (Enter via Shepherd St)

Tel (02) 8711 7123 Free entry

Open daily – next to Casula train station – free parking available

Looking at Painting e-invite

The second annual exhibition of works depicting the beauty & diversity of Australian birdlife.

Open Sunday 27th June to Friday 10th September 2021
Open 7 days a week 9am – 4.30pm
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre
270 Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath NSW
Inquiries: (02) 4787 8877
Image: Jody Graham ‘Suspended’ charcoal from 2019/20nBlack Summer bushfires on paper, 106cm x 78cm 2021


Nanda/Hobbs gallery will be presenting a small collection of new works by Jody Graham in the Project Space from 27 May – 5 June 2021.

12 – 14 Meagher Street
Chippendale, NSW 200

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm Saturday, 11am – 4pm

For more information click here




The birds flight has been a symbol of freedom to man since the dawn of time. During this recent period, when our movement has been restricted and our freedoms curtailed, it seems appropriate to return to this motif. This theme has been chosen as a gathering point for this group show, to allow us to transcend the physical restrictions on our freedom through community and artistic collaboration

Exhibition 12 – 26th March 2021

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm til 5pm
or by appointment on 0423 061 467

The Kollective – 3/1 Kendall Street, Byron Bay.