Collection: CORAL: an exploration

Coral: an exploration is a new creative reflection on Coral through music and art.

The exhibition was created by two visual artists: illustrator and collage artist Lisa Stewart and ceramicist Maria Shaw.

The music was written by composer Ivy Hawker and performed by local musicians Stephanie Li, James Buchanan, Owen Bloomfield, Stephen Somerville, David Shaw and Ivy Hawker.

All three creatives were inspired by an environment different to their own, living in Central West NSW, in that they do not regularly engage with coral reefs. Underwater landscapes required the high use of observational skills to capture the essence of that environment as properties such as gravity and movement operate differently to the way they do above water.