JO DYER | Garden State Exhibition

Jo dyer gallery 139 invite s550
August 2018
11:00 AM AEST
August 2018
02:00 PM AEST

About Our Auction

Garden State is an exhibition of artwork by Australian contemporary artist Jo Dyer that explores the healing relationship between nature and bereavement. These works are the culmination of Dyer’s practice since the unexpected death of her father in early 2015.

10% of proceeds from the sale of these artworks will be donated to Global Gardens of Peace, an Australian charity whose aim is to plan, design and deliver gardens to support vulnerable communities around the world. With the philosophy that ‘Gardens are Forever’ GGoP believe that living landscapes provide people with inspiration, healing and growth, and play an important role in rebuilding and uniting these vulnerable communities.

If you are in the Newcastle area, please come and view the exhibition:

Jo Dyer | Garden State
16 - 26 August 2018 @ Gallery 139

Official Opening: Sat 18th August, 2 - 4pm
Beer kindly sponsored by @murraysbrewing
Gallery 139
139A Beaumont Street Hamilton NSW 2303

Thursday - Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 2pm

Please note that artwork purchased for $675 or more can be paid for in 10 x monthly installments using Art Money. For more information or to apply, go to:

About Jo Dyer

Jo Dyer is an Australian contemporary artist born in Port Fairy VIC and based in Newcastle, NSW. She works with a variety of media to create work that explores themes and experiences that are both deeply personal yet universal, such as connection, love, vulnerability and loss. Dyer creates work that is deliberately emotive, rendering her figures like portals into their own emotional experiences with expressive layers of colour and texture to denote their complex inner world.

Her current body of work explores the healing relationship between nature and bereavement:

“Having the opportunity to slow down, connect with and observe the natural world has been a deeply restorative and healing process, which in turn, has influenced my art practice. Many of these works were developed within my little garden. They both represent and respond to that space and how I feel within it. Connecting to the life in my garden helps me feel more accepting of death as part of life’s process.”

Follow Jo on Instagram: @jodyerart

To download Jo's CV, visit
& click on the link at the bottom of the page

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