Earth Canvas showcased works by leading contemporary artists, developed in response to regenerative farming on properties situated between the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers in southern New South Wales.
The exhibition explored the creative experiences of regenerative farmers and the artists who spent time with them, their engagement with the land and their vision for a healthier world.
Earth Canvas was on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra from 26 August to 30 October 2022.
The farmers profiled in Earth Canvas looked beyond limiting the impact of industrial agriculture on the landscape and instead engaged actively with their properties to rehabilitate the land and nurture healthy ecosystems.
Inspired by their immersive contact with farmers and landscapes, artists including Ros Atkins, Jenny Bell, Jo Davenport, Janet Laurence, Idris Murphy, Tony Nott and John Wolseley revealed an appreciation for and understanding of the natural forces that sustain us.
Earth Canvas was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 26 August to 30 October 2022. The exhibition was developed by regional collaborative Earth Canvas: Art in Ag, curated by Albury LibraryMuseum and supported by the National Museum of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.