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Heloise Hurst

De La Salle Catholic College, Cronulla

The Secret Gardeners


Oil on canvas

The Secret Gardeners was inspired by my visit to the Secret Garden at Lavender Bay. There I met Ruben and Corrado who do the heavy lifting under the direction of Wendy Whiteley. My painting explores Brett Whiteley’s idea of ‘visual ecstasy’, captured in his Lavender Bay suite. Therefore, I chose oil for its richness of colour and expressive possibilities. My intention was to celebrate the connection between the gardeners and the land they nurture. My work is a plea to save a beautiful but fragile place threatened by yet another apartment complex.

ARTEXPRESS is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Board of Studies, Teaching & Education Standards NSW, hosted by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre.

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