Hurstville Museum and Gallery is hosting the exhibition Burnt earth featuring the work of artist Michael Ambriano who has painted a series of works in response to last summer's devastating bushfires.
Ever since he was a child Michael has had a fascination with landscapes . He primarily works en plein air (or outdoors), creating works from elements of the environment that grab his attention in his sketch book or study paintings.
"Never before have I spent so much time immersing myself in the landscape after bushfires," he said.
"The landscape morphs into something eerie but beautiful, still full of form, texture, mood and colour," he said.
The exhibition illustrates not only how the landscape was devastated by the bushfires, but also how it has started to recover and regenerate.
Burnt earth opens on November 28 and will coincide with the one-year anniversary of the 2019/20 bushfires.
Event: Burnt earth by Michael Ambriano
Date: 28 November 2020 - 7 February 2021
Location: Hurstville Museum and Gallery, 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville
Opening hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 2pm - 5pm