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The Light and Breath of Trees - exhibition by Jo Davidson

Date/Time: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 - Thursday, 27 June 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Urrbrae House, Waite Campus

Cost: FREE

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Urrbrae House is delighted to host "The Light and Breath of Trees", an art exhibition by Jo Davidson. This exhibition features landscape inspired paintings and includes canvases and works on paper that visually articulate an inner archetypal journey, using elements from homeland forest and river as a source for symbolic reference.

Jo Davidson began painting in her early teens with renowned South Australian artist Ruth Tuck. She attended the SA School of Art in the mid 1970s, and with her artist partner Stephen Killick, spent three years exploring European treasure troves and completed various residencies.

They converted an old bush school on Forbes River in New South Wales into Outer Magnolia studios, garden and residency, where they raised both children, now artists in Melbourne with artist partners.

From 18 solos and innumerable group exhibitions, Jo's work is held in Australian State and private collections. She taught Art at Mid North Coast TAFEs in New South Wales for 15 years and, since 2004, has been lead artist/project coordinator for Beyond Empathy's Aboriginal Maternal Arts and Health Sea of Bellies project.

Jo also has a family connection to the Waite Agricultural Research Institute as her grandfather, Professor James Davidson was the Foundation Professor of Entomology at the Waite.

The exhibition will be officially launched on 3 June 2019 by Dr Heather Holmes-Ross, Mayor of the City of Mitcham. It will be open to the public from 4-27 June 2019 on Sunday-Thursday 1-4pm. (Please note we are closed for the public holiday on Monday 10 June)

For further information please contact Urrbrae House on phone 8313 7110 or 8313 7425.

Contact: Coordinator Amanda Jackson, Email:, Website: http://, Business: 8313 7497