Frontier of Food

9 – 23 August, 2019, Carnarvon Regional Gallery, WA

A solo exhibition of works that Sue Helmot produced during a residency with the Gascoyne Food Council in 2019.

“Living in an arid landscape where it rarely rains you learn to respect our precious water resource and the people who dedicate their lives to converting it into beautiful fresh food.

With a bag full of paints I set off on field trips to plantations, pastoral stations and fishing harbours in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia to record my impressions of this compelling story.” – Sue Helmot

BOUNTY FROM THE BRINE

Oil on linen, 61 x 61 cm, SOLD

THE BEEKEEPER

Oil on linen, 49 x 64 cm

MANGO TREE IN BLOOM

Oil on linen. 33.5 x 44 cm, SOLD

STRAWBERRIES IN THE PATCH

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

SUNSET OVER CORNFIELD

Oil on linen, 33.5 x 44 cm

CAPSICUM HARVEST

Oil on linen, 44 x 33.5 cm, SOLD

BROWSING IN THE RANGELANDS

Oil on linen, 64 x 49 cm, SOLD

GASCOYNE RIVER FLOWING

Oil on canvas, 61 x 61 cm, SOLD

GASCOYNE LANDSCAPE

Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 cm, SOLD

MARDATHUNA OUTCROP

Watercolour on Arches, 43 X 37 cm, SOLD

SWEETCORN

Watercolour on Arches, 20 x 30.48 cm, SOLD

NEW MOON

Oil on birch board, 60 cm diameter, SOLD

From The Source: A Landscape of Food

6 – 18 August, 2018, Carnarvon Regional Gallery, WA (Sold out)

A solo exhibition featuring works that Sue Helmot produced during a residency with the Gascoyne Food Council in 2018.

“Inland Gascoyne is where, as a result of rare rainfall events, water is shed and begins to flow through the catchment of the Gascoyne River. This rainfall transforms the rangelands that are grazed by livestock. When it reaches Carnarvon it replenishes the aquifers where it is converted into fruit and vegetables on the Gascoyne Delta. The river then discharges into Shark Bay triggering the spawning of a variety of seafood. Each painting in this body of work represents an aspect of this story.” – Sue Helmot

AT SEA SHARK BAY CRABS

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

LAST TWO MANGOES

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

CARNARVON  FARM

Oil on canvas, 45 x 45 cm, SOLD

RIVER FLOWING

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

CATTLE OF THE RANGELANDS

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

BANANA FARMER

Oil on linen, 60.96 x 45.72 cm, SOLD

DUSK MOUNT AUGUSTUS

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD

EYE SPY MOUNT AUGUSTUS

Oil on canvas, 35 x 35 cm, SOLD