ART FLOURISHES IN BOURKE


Local artists Jenny Greentree and Kayla Amos with their latest exhibitions at the Back O’ Bourke Gallery. Photo TWH

Art is alive and flourishing in Bourke with another successful online and in-gallery exhibition ‘A Different Perspective’ by resident artist Jenny Greentree from the Back O’Bourke Gallery.

Jenny was thrilled to launch her second online exhibition ‘A Different Perspective’ off the back of her first and highly successful online ‘Seasons Come and Seasons Go’ exhibition.

Jenny said after fifteen years of developing a successful gallery and gathering a national profile, she is encouraged daily through faith and hope, to face the unknown journey of life.

“My exhibitions are usually a response to the experiences of the preceding twelve months, and what a year 2020 was. Unprecedented was a word often used,” Jenny said.

“For many, 2020 was a year where loss and disappointment became a way of life. But I would also like to think that loss became a way to understand and guide us into a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life.

In her exhibition “A Different Perspective” Jen says she would like to offer encouragement about overcoming and hope in restoration.

“Many lives, including mine, faced tragedy in 2020 and we are all still working through the reality of losing a baby grandson aged 6 days.

“Sometimes the sadness, the disbelief, and hopelessness make the mountains seem too high to climb, and the thought of getting over it impossible.

“Though our lives will never be the same, I long for our change to be positive, faithful and helpful for others.

“I am encouraged by my own faith, and the landscape of my own backyard – the narrative of the Darling River. Despite her hardships and trials, she lives on and continues to bless,” Jen said.

Part of the challenge of 2020 was dealing with the extreme highs and lows - as the family mourned the death of Beni, they also rejoiced at the birth of another grandson Banjo.

“As we faced challenges to our business, we created new income streams including the successful Bourke Scenic Flights.

“It’s difficult to negotiate extremes, but these experiences have shaped the journey of 2020 and my expression of that has resulted in creating new and different art techniques and styles and creating this exhibition ‘A Different Perspective’.


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