Toowoomba Region artist Naomi Hatt has unveiled a new body of work titled, We Came for the Trees, which is on display at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery until Sunday, May 30.

Naomi said her debut solo exhibition included drawings of native flora and fauna species she has observed near her home on the eastern Darling Downs escarpment.

She said the works were reminiscent of scientific studies and reflected her interest in natural history and concerns for the environment.

“Walking helps me notice, solitude lets me listen and drawing makes me see,” Naomi said.

Created over a two-year period, and using mainly graphite and charcoal on paper, this body of work includes birds, animals and plant species that have been carefully selected by way of personal encounters.

Naomi Hatt lives and creates her works in the Toowoomba Region and has been a practising artist for more than 10 years.

Her focus over the past three years has been natural history illustration, working with graphite and charcoal.

Naomi will host her own ‘Meet the Artist’ day at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery on Sunday, May 2 at 1.30pm.

Come along to meet the artist and learn more about her artistic practice and work.

Bookings are essential for capacity numbers. RSVP to Council’s Customer Service Centre by calling 131 872 or emailing info@tr.qld.gov.au 

For more information, please see: Meet the Artist | Naomi Hatt

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, 531 Ruthven Street, is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is free.

DETAIL: Naomi HATT / Bunya 2020 / graphite on paper / 76 x 56cm / © Naomi Hatt.