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'PEATering Out' seeks to raise the appreciation, awareness and conservation efforts of our southwest peat landscapes. This new body of work explores the relationships that we all share with the landscapes as it conveys the dimensionality of the natural environment; its layers and its depths.

“All you have to do is drive along the highway or sit atop a hill and as the light changes or scant mists settle into the valleys you see a picture of a landscape that has persisted over thousands of years yet is infinitely fragile and variable.”

As an artist and palaeoecologist, Elizabeth combines her art process with her knowledge of the natural environment. During her research years she has collected a number of peat cores from various locations across the southwest. Using peat to make paint she has added a new dimension to her artworks by infusing the work with peat, microscopic particles and therefore time. Each painting becomes a unique environmental narrative infused with the southwestern Australian peats, 1,000's of years old.

Her work will also feature as part of the Museum's 2021 National Science Week program.

WAM Museum of the Great Southern
4 - 29 August 2021
Residency Road, Albany WA 6330

#1 Standing in Time (detail)
digital print of original drawings on paper
2021
#1 Standing in Time
peat, charcoal and watercolour infused paper with digital print of original pollen drawings on stainless steel stand
200cm x 38cm x 38cm
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour and peat paint on paper
74cm x 104cm (Sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, sepia
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
#3 Move through Lowlands
layered original print drawings on chiffon
280cm x 100cm x 200cm (9 panels)
2021
$5000
peat, paint, watercolour, pollen diagram, landscape, painting,
watercolour peat paint on paper
74cm x 104cm (Sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, sepia
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
drawing, japanese paper, paperbark, landscape, tree, australia, artist
ink on japanese paper
47cm x 120cm
$2000
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, sepia
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, sepia
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
peat, paint, watercolour, pollen diagram, landscape, painting,
watercolour peat paint on paper
2021
$1000
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm (Sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, sepia
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm
2021
$400
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, wilderness, reeds, sedges
ink, peat and wax on board
40cm x 40cm (Sold)
2021
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, grass trees, wilderness
ink, peat and wax on board
40cm x 40cm (Sold)
2021
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, wilderness, banksia
ink, peat and wax on board
40cm x 40cm (Sold)
2021
jacaranda, wood, watercolour, 3D, wilderness, ink, drawing, woodturning, turned wood, hollowform, walpole, collaboration
jacaranda hollow form
250mm x 250mm x 240mm tall
$720
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm (sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm (sold)
2021
marri, wood, watercolour, 3D, wilderness, woodturning, turned wood, hollowform, walpole, collaboration
ink drawing on marri wood platter
34cm x 34cm x 5cm (Sold)
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm (sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
40cm x 50cm (sold)
2021
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, wilderness, trees
ink, peat and wax on board
30cm x 40cm
2021
$425
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, wilderness, reeds, sedges
ink, peat and wax on board
30cm x 40cm
2021
$425
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, wilderness, reeds, sedges
ink, peat and wax on board
30cm x 40cm (Sold)
2021
ink, peat, wax, board, landscape, wilderness, reeds, sedges
ink, peat and wax on board
30cm x 40cm
2021
$425
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
60cm x 84cm (Sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
60cm x 84cm (sold)
2021
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
60cm x 84cm
2021
$750
peat, paint, watercolour, landscape, painting, peatscapes, paynes grey
watercolour peat paint on paper
60cm x 84cm (Sold)
2021
charcoal, canvas, cracked earth, installation, peat, landscape
charcoal on canvas with branch
120cm x 160cm x 100cm
2021