JO BERTINI – Threads and seams of the white desert

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Threads and seams of the white desert
oil on board
82 x 82 cm (framed)

Jo Bertini’s paintings traverse well-worn landscapes in an exploration of the true nature of wilderness. Drawing from the traditions of artists on scientific and ecological survey expeditions into the most remote and inaccessible regions, Bertini celebrates her long and intimate engagement with the desert. Her work bears witness to natural and human histories of nomadism observing the seasonal rhythm of landscapes and the people connected to them. With loose yet refined brushwork, she finds a balance between simple and complex, rescuing beauty from desolate landscapes.

Award winning painter, educator, writer and desert explorer Jo Bertini, has thirty years of experience as a professional exhibiting artist and has undertaken many public art commissions and unique international artist residencies. Her works are held in a number of prominent public collections in Australia and internationally, including Artbank, National Museum of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery and she has had work curated in hundreds of solo, group and touring exhibitions throughout Australia, China, Malaysia, the USA and India. Over the course of her highly successful career, Bertini has also been a finalist in numerous art prizes, including the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004), Wynne Prize (2015), Tattersalls Art Prize (2015, 2014), Calleen Art Award (2014, 2013), Mosman Art Prize (2014, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2001) and Sulman Prize (2011, 2010).

Jo Bertini has chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds from this work to NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. In WIRES history they have never seen a concurrent series of emergencies events like those that began in November. Hundreds of fires over weeks have burnt over 4.9 million hectares of land in NSW alone. Many animals were already struggling with a lack of water and food due to the drought. With the fires destroying unprecedented amounts of habitat, food shortages have increased and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.

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Value: $6,500
Bidding ended: 5:00pm, 23 January 20205:00pm, Thursday 23 January 2020Australia/Sydney
Bids for this item are in Australian Dollars.


Bidder Time Bid
Elizabeth.issenberg 4:50pm 23 Jan 2020 $4,000
Marg Waugh 3:29pm 23 Jan 2020 $3,750
suzie 9:20am 23 Jan 2020 $3,600
Abby 4:26pm 22 Jan 2020 $3,500