Group exhibition @ Coonamble

The Outback Archies are on again, with the official opening held at Coonamble on Saturday 17 September 2022.

‘Cathedral of Trees’ was selected as a finalist this year.

Artist Statement  //
Cathedral of Trees was inspired by the Pilliga Forest, a sacred place for the Gamilaraay people. 

The early morning light flickers like stained glass windows through ironbark and pine trees. The overarching and entwined branches create a vaulted ceiling, like a medieval cathedral. And, just like a European place of worship, the forest, too, is spiritual.

The Pilliga is an ancient and wild area of incredible biodiversity that feeds clean water into the Great Artesian Basin. We must do everything we can to protect it.


The exhibition runs until 28 October.