*Pic: Detail from Desert Crossing series. Chambers Pillar Northern Territory. Watercolour with some ink.


A touring exhibition by Tasmanian artist Robyn Mayo will have its official opening at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery.

The culmination of 10 years of visits, camping and painting in central Australia, her work features five distinct regions: Arnhem Land and the Gulf Country in the north; the central desert; and Lake Eyre and the Flinders Ranges in the south.

The exhibition is based around her observations on her regular trips to inland Australia, resulting in the 35 works. The daily diary notes she makes on these trips have been condensed into an illustrated catalogue to inform those who attend the exhibition.

The diary provides a record of the context, which allowed her, when back in Tasmania, to expand on the original field observations that note the important relationship between plants, insects, birds and the landscape.

The exhibition will open at Queen Victoria Art Gallery before touring to the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Goulburn Regional Gallery, her childhood city.

WHEN 8 April to 28 May
WHERE Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, 4

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