The New Nature
February 28 - March 23, 2019
Exhibition opening: March 2, 2-4pm
Working within the field of painting, Hayley Lander explores the coexistence of our species with 'nature.' Broken bricks, fragments of concrete and scattered gum leaves are intimately observed in her enquiry into the metaphorical capacity of still-life compositions. Elements of discarded construction materials are a prominent feature in her oil paintings, their solidity and tactility either dominate or sit in fragile balance with plant matter. A narrative slowly unfolds in The new nature; articulating the fragility of our ecosystem as species move toward their tipping points of endurance.
Hayley Lander graduated from the Australian National University in 2014, upon graduation she was selected as a finalist for both the Hatched National Graduate Exhibition and the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize. Hayley Lander was recently selected as the emerging artist category winner of the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.