After a long career in teaching, Janice Edwards used accumulated leave to complete a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Visual at Murwillumbah Tafe during 2017. This exhibition completes her studies..

During her teaching career she travelled to northern parts of Australia and took an interest in oceans and coral reefs. Her scuba and snorkelling experience has become the basis for her current body of work, with the hope to direct attention to help save this threatened environment.

In southern parts of Australia coral is not as prominent as in northern areas and she hopes to bring this fascinating element of the environment to more people’s attention and create interest. As Georgia O’Keeffe said, “Making the unknown known is the most important thing” in art. Janice hopes the people of this area will enjoy the images and information she has acquired and created personally. She hopes to bring alive what to some people may be a distant and remote life form by showing not a flat collection of design but a myriad of interconnected life-forms.

This exhibition called ‘Undercurrents’ (celebrating the colours of coral) is to be opened by Dailan Pugh at 6.30pm Friday 2nd February.