Saturday 11 February from 11:30am to 12:30pm
To mark the occasion of his latest solo exhibition Regenesis - Slow Water - Deep Earth, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to host John Wolseley in conversation with distinguished author, farmer and agricultural scientist Charles Massy.
As numbers are limited, please register your attendance.
John Wolseley arrived in Australia in 1978, living and working throughout the country until settling in the Whipstick Forest in Central Victoria. His work has been acknowledged and celebrated through numerous exhibitions, grants and commissions, including, in 1996, the publication of a scholarly monograph by Sasha Grishin, John Wolseley: Land Marks (reprinted 2015). In 2005, he received an Honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Macquarie University and the Australian Council Visual Arts Emeritus Award. In 2016 the NGV, Melbourne presented a major exhibition, John Wolseley: Heartlands and Headwaters. He has been curated into important group exhibitions, including in 2012, the 8th Biennale of Sydney: All our relations, and most recently, Still Life (2022, Buxton) and The National (2021, MCA). The National Museum in Canberra staged Midawarr Harvest in 2016, which was the culmination of Wolseley’s decade-long collaboration with the celebrated Yolŋgu artist Mulkun Wirrpanda.
Charles Massy celebrated book Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture A New Earth has been described as the single most important book on agriculture today.
"Part lyrical nature writing ... part solid scientific evidence ... part memoir, [this] book is an elegant manifesto, an urgent call to stop trashing the Earth and start healing it." –The Guardian