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 a semi-arid landscape where it rarely rains you gain a lot of respect for our precious water resource and the people who dedicate their lives to convert 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

The Beekeeper

Oil on linen
49 x 64 cm

Strawberries in The Patch

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm

Sunset Over Cornfield

Oil on linen
33.5 x 44 cm

Capsicum Harvest

Oil on linen
44 x 33.5 cm

Winter Morning Grazing

Oil on linen
64 x 49 cm

Browsing in The Rangelands

Oil on linen
64 x 49 cm

Gascoyne River

Oil on canvas
61 x 61 cm

Gascoyne Landscape

Oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm

Mardathuna Outcrop

Watercolour on Arches paper
43 X 37 cm

Sweetcorn

Watercolour on Arches paper
20.32 x 30.48 cm

New Moon

Oil on birch board
60 cm diameter

From The Source: A Landscape of Food

6 – 18 August, 2018
Carnarvon Regional Gallery, WA
(Sell Out Show)

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

Last Two Mangoes

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm

Carnarvon Farm

Oil on canvas
45 x 45 cm

River Flowing

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm

Cattle of The Rangelands

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm

Banana Farmer

Oil on linen
60.96 x 45.72 cm

Dusk Mount Augustus

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm

Eye Spy Mount Augustus

Oil on canvas
35 x 35 cm