The therapeutic benefits of nature are widely documented, yet many still struggle or perhaps neglect to prioritise time outside with the trees.
Colleen Southwell and Peter Worsley’s new exhibition, Unfurl, attempts to address this disconnect.
The first collaboration between the two Orange artists celebrates the design mastery of nature and explores the pair’s love of the outside world.
Ms Southwell’s work includes botanical and insect inspired three-dimensional pieces, which combine drawing, fine wire and thread, mounted onto paper to give the appearance of floating art.
“As a society we lead such busy lives that we often fail to notice the beauty and detail in our natural surroundings, connecting more readily with our manufactured environment,” said Ms Southwell.
Ms Southwell’s delicate work is juxtaposed against Mr Worsley’s reclaimed steel and timber sculptures.
He said the natural environment is his inspiration.
“The series of work in the exhibition is intended to encourage the onlooker to look and engage, just as we have done through the creative process,” said Mr Worsley.
The exhibition is running at the Corner Store Gallery from April 10-22.
Opening night is being held on Thursday from 6pm.
Mortimer Wines is supplying wine for the opening.