New Landscape: Robyn Bardas, Miranda Joseph and Sue Pearce / 7 August - 3 October 2021

  • Each artist has taken a species-specific approach to their response to the landscape. From the red tussock of Gore, Eastern Southland, to Tokyo, Japan’s cherry blossom, and the alpine ecosystems of New Zealand’s South Island. While their responses are distinct and individual, each artist understands landscape painting to reflect not only anxieties about the survival of our natural world, but an acknowledgment of the history and development of painting itself. As New Zealand’s approach to the landscape moves to prioritise sustainability and climate change concerns, landscape-based art practices can contribute to these contemporary dialogues.