Art honours much admired women

June 19, 2022 BY

All in the detail: Anne Tudor OAM has been recognised by illustrator Georgina Gould-Hardwick within a series of works depicting Indigenous insects and plants. Photos: EDWINA WILLIAMS

ART Space Ballarat’s current exhibition is highlighting women loved, lost, and admired.

Honour A Woman is showcasing pieces created by the 13 women within feminist art collective 13 Moons.

The artists’ pieces recognise at least one female figure from each of their lives, or broader society, that they respect and value.

Coloured pencil artist Georgina Gould-Hardwick has illustrated insects and flora native to the Dementia Friendly Forest and Sensory Trail at Woowookarung Regional Park, celebrating dementia advocate Anne Tudor and her late wife Edie Mayhew.

“By educating people about the species and plants protected by the trail being there, this series honours Anne, Edie and the work they’ve done,” Gould-Hardwick said.

Ms Tudor said she “broke down” when she set eyes on the realistic illustrations.

“I feel so honoured by what Georgina’s done. In anything, whether it’s dementia, mental illness, botanicals, or arthropods, we need to be concentrating on detail, not just brushing over things.

“This is a perfect fit, really.”

Three works by collage artist Diana Coverdale explore “feminine cosmology” including mind, body, and spirit.

“There’s something exciting and satisfying about seeing an idea come to fruition and happen,” Ms Coverdale said.

“We’re all amateur emerging artists, and we’re so chuffed to see our work in the space.”

Other artists showcased include Janette Brown, Fran Deutsher, Jenny Garley, Carmel Hempenstall, Christine Hickson, Heather Horrocks, Anne Langdon, Jem Olsen, Megan J Riedl, Kathy Taylor, and Kelsie White.

Honour A Woman is on show at Art Space Ballarat, 14 Lydiard Street North, until Sunday, 10 July.