From the Garden
Jimalyn Lawless, Moira Nelson and Jenelle Outhwaite
10 December 2020 – 16 March 2021
National Disability Insurance Agency
Foyer, 212 Northbourne Ave, Braddon ACT
Works for this show have been inspired by the beauty supplied by nature and found in their gardens. The artistic flowering demonstrated in Jimalyn’s pastel drawings reflects her passion for art and the flourishing of her practice. Similarly, Jenelle’s obsession with butterflies, which began as a symbolic exploration of her hearing loss, has developed into an expression of her development and emergence as an artist. Since she began studying printmaking at the Canberra School of Art in 1979, Moira has involved herself in art-making. Her dramatic hand-coloured prints in From the Garden combines her printmaking expertise with her recent practice in painting.
About the artists
Artists Moira Nelson, Jimalyn Lawless and Janelle Outhwaite met during a women’s community art project with Nicola Lambert in 2013 and have continued to work together during open art workshops at Belconnen Community Services and Belco Arts.
This exhibition is part of the IGNITE program for artists who identify as disabled, D/deaf, HOH, chronically ill, neurodiverse or who have lived experience of mental health issues.