Sally Mumford: African Eyes
E3 art space: 1 - 11 October 2009
Sally Mumford, Fire in the Valley, 2009, oil on canvas
African Eyes is the first solo exhibition of local Wagga Wagga artist Sally Mumford. Featuring a wide variety of works in many different media, Sally has drawn upon her upbringing in rural Africa to bring freshness and a new perspective to the familiar themes of the environment in the Riverina region..
Sally Mumford says that:
"Having been brought up on a farm in Africa, I have always been acutely aware of the importance of the envirnoment. My painting reflects this and, living in a country area as I do, I feel that an exhibition of my work is very relevant to the local community. The Australian bush is not unlike the Zimbabwean bush: wide, open plains with a 180 degree vista of blue skies, the land a mixture of terracotta, burnt umber and raw sienna."
Sally's passion for art and painting is revealed in African Eyes, as she explores the beauty and order as well as the irregularity and impeorfections of the Australian landscape. Sally Mumford has exhibited in many group shows in both Zimbabwe and Australia, and was a finalist in the 2009 Outback Art Prize, the 2008 Mortimer Prize and the Countryscapes 2009 Country Energy Art Prize for Landscape Painting. She has received several awards for her work, including the People's Choice in the Wagga Wagga Rotary Art Prize 2007.
When: Thursday 1 October 2009, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery