Sharon Field ‘3000 days ... and counting ... - a botanical artist's response to Climate Change’

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Thursday, 14 March 2024 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Berries and Leaves by Sharon Field
Berries and Leaves by Sharon Field

At the end of 2021 an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said that we have to keep global temperatures to not more than a 1.5 degree Celsius rise by 2030.  At that time, 2030 was 3000 days away.  As a botanical artist Sharon Field decided to do a drawing a day for 3000 days - one drawing a day until 2030.   You will be given a unique opportunity to examine first hand an original oversized work - a 15 metre, hand-painted, still evolving scroll. What is the message behind this work called “3000 days … and counting …”?"


Sharon Field began her botanical art career on 2009 after careers in the Australian Public Service in Australia, and Australia's aid program in the Pacific and Africa.

Her art has been exhibited in Australia, London and the United States, with one of her works travelling for 18 months in a touring exhibition around the USA.  She was awarded the Anne Ophelia Dowden Grant by the American Society of Botanical Artists, and was Awarded a Diploma of the Society of Botanical Artists (Distinction) and the Award for Excellence (London) by the UK Society of Botanical Artists.

Sharon has held 10 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group exhibitions in Australia and overseas.  

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