Luella Price presents a
series of oil paintings that express her love of nature and creates an opportunity
for people to reflect on their own attachments and loves for some of the
creatures that surround them.
night is on Friday 21st May and on Sunday 23rd at 11am there will be morning
tea and an artist talk where the community can discuss the exhibition with the
of the portraits is of an enormous old gum tree that survived The Gap storm in
2008 and had become a landmark. It
towered over Luella's house and was located next to a bus stop and busy road.
tree survived but showed signs of stress by dropping its branches
periodically. Luella contacted the
council to see what needed to be done with the tree and the senior arbourist
sent to look at the tree decided that it needed to be removed.
tree’s imminent removal outraged some of the locals and Channel Nine TV was called
to cover the debate by interviewing the protesters and the person deemed
long after this interview went to air the tree dropped an enormous branch that
blocked the busy road that it grew beside and the police and council were
called out late at night to remove the hazard. Consequently the council later removed the tree
said that she hopes that her paintings communicate not only her love for the
chosen subjects but also concentrates on our special capacity to love what is