Red Gum


The story of the River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)

23 September – 19 November 2017 | Gallery 1

An exhibition featuring three locally and nationally significant artists creating contemporary new art works by responding to the theme of the eucalyptus species, River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis). The artists, Penny Algar (also co-curator) , Lorraine Connelly-Northey and Damien Wright respond to the landscape, the environment and the traditional use in Aboriginal culture, presenting the relationship from both an ecological and spiritual perspective.


To accommodate this feature exhibition is a suite of public programs and events titled:

Art + Ecology
Where Art, Science and Cultural landscapes come together to celebrate the River Red Gum (Euclayptus camaldulensis)


Related Programs


Artist Floortalks & Bush Walk

Reading Biyala Stories – Sophie Cunningham

Nature Writing Workshop

River Red Gum Lecture Series

Lorraine Connelly-Northey – Artist Day for Schools

Sal Kimber – Acoustic Performance

The Secret Life of Mistletoe – Prof. David Watson

The Ovens River – River Red Gum Forest Jewel – Glen Johnston

School Holiday Workshop with Damien Wright

School Holiday Workshop – Boomerang Bags



Image: Damien WRIGHT, Black Light House, (detail) 2017, 1800 x 380 x 380mm. Ancient Red Gum, copper wire, found glass. Photographer Fred Kroh.