TERRITORIAN was inspired by my recent trekking adventures to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, The Larapinta Trail, Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Central Australia in the Northern Territory. On these treks, I immersed myself in the energy, rhythm, and connection of the native flora, fauna and landscape.
The colours of the Northern Territory are prominent in this series; green represents new growth and the land’s ability to regenerate itself, dark charcoal grey symbolises the burning-off periods, red is reminiscent of the rust centre and the blue of the waterways.
Like this sacred land, all the organic colours, forms and lines I painted are connected and in harmony, reflecting the countryside’s cyclical life cycle and connection.
The Northern Territory’s landscapes are like a magnetic field; everything runs to the centre. I wanted to parallel this series by creating a visual force that captures the viewer’s attention.
Lara Scolari Gallery
46 Beattie Street, Balmain NSW 2041
March 16 - April 16, 2023