Presented as part of Sydney Festival 2022
Destination Sydney: The natural world is the third exhibition in a series of collaborations planned between three Sydney public galleries, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and the National Trust’s S. H. Ervin. Over the summer of 2015-2016 they jointly presented the unprecedented collaborative exhibition project, Destination Sydney, which became a hugely successful project for each gallery, soon followed by the equally triumphant Destination Sydney: Reimagined held in the summer 2018-2019.
Like its preceding exhibitions The natural world will showcase artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a place of creative endeavours, with a strong focus on the work of major Australian women artists, all connected by their concern for landscape, the natural world and the environment.
Destination Sydney: The natural world presents the work of a select group of key Australian artists whose art practice has become synonymous with the natural world. Artists at Mosman Art Gallery include Janet Laurence, Caroline Rothwell and Robyn Stacey.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum presents Joan Ross, Fiona Lowry and Merran Esson; and S.H. Ervin includes Bronwyn Oliver, Juz Kitson and Jennifer Keeler-Milne.
Image: Robyn Stacey, Martin Sharpe's Eternity, Wirian Bellevue Hill, from the series Dark Wonder, 2016, type C print, edition of 5, courtesy the artist, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney and Jan Manton Gallery, Brisbane © the artist