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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. https://www.globalgardensofpeace.org
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
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 9 x monthly installments using Art Money. For more information or to apply, go to: https://www.artmoney.com/au/how-it-works
About Jo Dyer
Jo Dyer is an Australian contemporary artist based in Newcastle, NSW.
Drawn to the experiential process of art making, Dyer's work is deliberately expressive and emotive. She renders her subjects like portals into their own emotional experiences, layering painterly details with naively depicted figures to explore themes and experiences that are both deeply personal yet universal, such as connection, love, vulnerability and loss.
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