Lisa Wheeler: Celebrating Place and the Individual

Lisa Wheeler, 2021, 'Yellow Abyss', Silkscreen Print. Image courtesy of the artist and Outback Arts.

Exhibition: 25 September – 16 October 2022

Lisa Wheeler is an artist who lives and works on the floodplains of the Castlereagh River, located between Coonamble and Walgett, NSW and specialises in printmaking. Lisa describes her use of silkscreen printing as a means to explore and understand the landscape of home.

“As both an artist and a farmer, I am every day observing and interacting with this place. It is a place of great challenges and a never-ending inspiration.” – Lisa Wheeler, 2022

Wheeler describes her artistic practice as a response to the everyday, exploring patterns and textures in the landscape. The process of artmaking poses a way of understanding and coming to terms with the seasons and the current environment. Of embracing the medium of silkscreen, Wheeler describes a visual discussion of place through colour, pattern and texture. She aims to convey an emotional response to landscape that goes beyond the presentation of the physical environment.

The body of work presented in this exhibition began in an extended period of drought and is currently evolving amidst ongoing flood conditions. The works speak to this experience and learning to live amongst the changing elements and challenges of the everyday.

Lisa Wheeler: Celebrating Place and the Individual is supported by Outback Arts.