This exhibition is takes you on a visual tour through the opening chapters of Genesis. The works are contributed by professional and aspiring visual artists and photographers who have all sort to represent the Biblical text through their choice of medium.

Some artworks are available for sale and most artists are available for commissions.

Genesis 1:1 'In the beginning...'

“Origin”

Kim Heath

Metallic acrylic pour.

60cm (h) x 50cm (w)

$400

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

“In the Beginning…”

Kim Heath

Cold wax mixed media.

35 cm (h) x 30 cm (w)

$175

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

“In the Beginning 1”

Sammy Clarke

Genesis 1:2 “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

Acrylic pour on board.

These two works are the evolution of exploration of personal expression that reflect my response to the words from Genesis 1:1 – ‘In the beginning, God created…’ By harnessing the expressive quality produced in acrylic pouring, these works depict God creating the earth. ‘In the Beginning 1’ is the formless emptiness, with the presence of God reflected in bursts of blue amidst the seething darkness. Genesis 1:2 God is present in the formless dark.

25cm x 25cm (with frame 50cm x 50cm)

$150

“In the Beginning 2”

Sammy Clarke

“Some call it the Big Bang, I call it the breathe of God.”

Acrylic pour on board.

‘In the Beginning 2’ is form created from the formless, as God breathes, and the earth emerges from within the swirling blues and oranges. Genesis 1:9 God spoke into being the dry lands from the waters. Out of nowhere, God speaks into existence time, space and all the living – this captures the essence of the awesome omnipotence of God. To contemplate the presence of God is only possible in the context of imagining the results of the utterance of His voice creating form, making order from chaos, light eclipsing darkness and emptiness filling with life.

25cm x 25cm (with frame 50cm x 50cm)

$150

Genesis 1:1 - "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."

“Home”

Tobin O’Bree

Watercolour

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“Genesis”

Kim Heath

Resin artwork on Perspex.

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

Genesis 1:2 - "Now the earth was formless and empty... and the Spirit of God ws hovering over the waters."

“Deep Space”

Kim Heath

Encaustic (molten wax) mixed media.

50cm x 65cm

$450

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

Genesis 1:9 - "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear."

Torrent (Bombo Headland)

Andre Hill

Cascade (Bombo Headland)

Andre Hill

Still (Bombo Headland)

Andre Hill

 

“The Reef”

Kim Heath

Encaustic (molten wax)

70cm x 70cm

$550

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

Mundi Mundi Creek Bed

Jennifer Gardiner

Cyanotype, handmade paper, rust, printing and watercolour (2018)

Zenos Media

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Genesis 1:11 - Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation..."

Mutawintji

Jennifer Gardiner

Cyanotype, handmade paper, rust printing and watercolour 2018.

Zenos Media

Instagram.

 

Golden Lichen

Jennifer Gardiner

Watercolour and Gouache, 2010

Zenos Media

Instagram.

The Tree

William Skuse

Pen and wash on paper

14cm x 18cm

Gum Tree

William Skuse

Pen and wash on paper.

21cm x 18cm

Yellow Flower

Andre Hill

Flowers

Matt Carson-Drever

Genesis 1:16 - "16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars."

“Moon Over Mountains.”

Tobin O-Bree

La Luna in all her glory reigns over a snowy mountain range with Japanese influence.

Watercolour

42cmx30cm

Prints on cold pressed watercolour paper – $200

“Night Sky”

Peter Langdown

“Moon”

Peter Langdown

“Venus and Mars Embrace”

Tobin O’Bree

Watercolour

42cm x 30cm

Prints on cold pressed watercolour paper – $150.

“Valley of Joy”

Tobin O’Bree

Watercolour

Website

 

“Celestial Wonder”

Kim Heath

Encaustic (molten wax)/mixed media.

60cm x 108cm

$750

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

 

“Star Burst”

Kim Heath

Resin/mixed media on perspex.

40cm x 100cm

$650

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

 

Genesis 1:20 - "And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures."

 

“Octopus”

Lyn

“Pink Anemonefish”

Lyn

“Cuttle fish”

Lyn

“Sea Slug”

Lyn

 

“Fur Seal”

Lyn

“Grey Nurse Shark”

Lyn

“Eel”

Lyn

“Hermit Crab”

Lyn

“Coral”

Andre Hill

“Clown Fish”

Matt Carson-Drever

Zenos Media

“Synchronised Swimming”

Kim Heath

Encaustic (molten wax) / metal fish

80cm x 60cm

$550

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

“Sea Drift”

Kim Heath

Encaustic (molten wax) / metal seahorse

50cm x 65cm

$450

Beautiful Fine Arts Originals

“Aqua Marine”

Kim Heath

Acrylic pour with metal turtle.

62cm x 57cm

$450

Beautiful Fine Arts

Genesis 1:20 - "and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”

“Red Bird Beginnings”

Renata Moores

Oil on Canvas

Depicting the very early days of Gods creation of the earth in Genesis – the trees are covering the earth and God has just started creating the animals. The tiny bird in the centre of the painting is red and represents the blood that Jesus will spill to save us.

“Kookaburra”

Michael Kolbe

This work depicts the beauty of God’s creation through old pieces of metal. God made his creation ‘good’ but he is also working within our broken world with all its “junk” to recreate and bring beauty.

Recycled metal on wooden block.

Website

 

“Minor”

Andre Hill

“Cockatoo”

Andre Hill

“Kea Bird”

Matt Carson-Drever

“Little Bird”

Matt Carson-Drever

Genesis 1:24 - And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds."

“Dog”

Michael Kolbe

Recycled metal.

These works use recycled metal pieces to create depictions of God’s creatures. God made his creation ‘good’ but he is also working within our broken world with all its “junk” to recreate and bring beauty.

Website

 

“Grasshopper”

Michael Kolbe

Recycled metal.

Website

“Ant”

Michael Kolbe

Recycled metal.

Website

“Kangaroo”

Andre Hill

“Lizard”

Peter Langdown

Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness..."

“Ripple”

Georgina Findley

Smalti and vitreous glass on mdf board
In Genesis 1:28 God created mankind in his image, blesses and says to them be fruitful and increase in number, fill earth and subdue it. Man was created with a purpose, with a task for each and every day of his life. In Genesis Ch 3 mankind rebels against God and their perfect existence becomes permanently distorted and difficult. Meaning each passing year is no longer perfect and symmetrical, in that each passing year is now challenging and difficult for mankind. The rings in the mosaic represent the distortion and difficulties of life.
This mosaic represents how life is a circular narrative. The cyclic narrative starts at the stone in the middle. The stone resembles the beginning of life. It’s a story that ends in the same place it begins. Hence the use of “rings” in the mosaic. Like the cycle of seasons, it continues going around and around. Each day is the same thing, redone again and again. Each time it may be shaped by different challenges, distorted by man’s sinful state, but it always ends up back in the same place to start again the next day. This is resembled in the different colours and textures used in the mosaic. All the tiles are from the same family of colours, hence the unity of one life, but different shades represent different stages. Some layers are sparkly and exciting and other layers are dull but still meaningful in the big picture. As we age, the circular narrative shifts. The rings start to become bigger, stretching out as your lifespan continues. Eventually, the rings begin to lose their shape, causing for days to become less predictable. In Genesis we see that mankind is impacted by the fall and decay begins to set in making life distorted and misshapen and it is lived in ways other than God intended.

“We Are Me”

Sammy Clarke

Sculptural embroidery.

Cotton, 33 x 23cm, frame, 61 x 51cm

All humans are complex and changeable, our characters are the result of environment and experiences. When knowledge and understanding grasp that the God of the universe has created us in His image, the complexity and changeability of our humanity starts to make sense. We are me is a self-portrait that draws on the twin aspects of humanity, one living in relationship and one outside, connected and same, complex and changed.

In His Image After

Sammy Clarke

Teatree root, Liquid Amber sticks and clay, 27 x 48 x 45cm, acrylic on Masonite board, 65.5 x 39.5cm

In His Image Before

Sammy Clarke

Sculpture on board. Paper bark, Liquid Amber sticks and hemp twine, 28 x 28 x 48cm, acrylic on Masonite board, 55.5 x 39.5cm.

 

God created trees in the garden in Genesis 2:9 and in the centre of this garden of delights stood the tree of life and the tree of knowledge and evil. The tree of knowledge and evil was forbidden and remained untouched until temptation entered the garden. The tree of life becomes forbidden after the fall of Adam and Eve and only returns in Revelation 22, when it is no longer denied to those who know Him.
These sculptures reflect the journey of humanness from ‘before’ knowing God to ‘after’, when knowledge and understanding are formed in relationship with Him. The tree sculptures tie humanity to the creation story of Genesis, one reflecting living in relationship with God and the other the lifeless existence without God.

“Gordy”

Adrian Elmer

Zenos Media  

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“Jon”

Adrian Elmer

Zenos Media  

Instagram

“Wanja”

Adrian Elmer

Zenos Media  

Instagram

“Maree”

Adrian Elmer

Zenos Media  

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Genesis 2:8 - "Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed."

“Garden of Eden”

Peter Evans

Acrylic on Canvas

90cm x 45cm

Genesis 2:10 - "A river watering the garden flowed from Eden."

 

“Eschatological Waterfall”

Jenny Hanslow and Sammy Clarke

Acrylic pour.

 

These three works depict the river flowing through Eden, providing life and health to the garden. The use of white depicts the purity of God, the one who is our source. The works are titled in order to remind us of the water/river symbolism that is used throughout the Bible, reminding us of the hope of the new heavens and the new earth where we will bath and drink from the river of life for all of eternity.

Genesis 2:9 - "In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil."

“The Rainbow Tree of Life”

Kerrie Anderson

Paperbark, clay, sticks, leaves and fabric sculpture.

This tree of life was created to symbolise the uniqueness, diversity and colour which is reflective of all that God has made. The rainbow leaves represent the beauty and diversity of every flower, every animal, every star in the galaxy – each created with their own markings and colours. The rainbow is also symbol of hope and restoration, reminding us of God’s love and the hope we have when we trust in his Son who gives us life.

 

 

“Arbor Vitae”

Alexandra Mead

Clay, roots, leaves and paper mache.

God has given each of us a ‘tree of life’ within our brains, in the cerebellum… a structure resembling a tree branching out that plays a part in many of the functions that keep us alive. The structure has been aptly named ‘Arbor Vitae’, which translated from Latin means ‘tree of life’.

Genesis 3 - The fall.

“Bittersweet”

Elva Tiang

Watercolour, pencil, and ink marker.
Food for thought: In every temptation, are we faced with a lie and a truth – That God is either cruel, or a perfect God.

“It looks good to me…”

Jenny Hanslow

Simple pastel sketch on paper.

“… the core of the problem”

Jenny Hanslow

Simple pastel sketch on paper.

“God’s Family”

Susannah Nelson

Provided by Barkly Arts

Adam and Eve share the forbidden fruit, they hide from God because they find out they are naked and there is a man who does a sacrifice to God.

“Barren with a Thread of Hope”

Acrylic, plaster and leaves on canvas.

This work shows the impact of the fall on humanity and especially woman. This woman is representative of the barren woman and woman who have suffered in childbearing (for example Eve and Sarah). It would be through woman and their grief that God would bring blessing – one who would crush the snake and bring us back into relationship with Him. Sometimes God’s presence in our brokenness can only be seen as a thread, but he is always there – working to bring about his purposes.

“Erosion”

Jennifer Gardiner

Zenos Media

Genesis 6-9 - The Flood and Noah's Ark

“Flood Waters”

Sammy Clarke

Acrylic Pour on canvas

Sin, death, destruction.

“Flood Waters”

Sammy Clarke

Acrylic Pour on canvas

Flooding, washing, purifying, judging.

“The Arch of Noah”

Susannah Nelson

Provided by Barkly Arts

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth (Genesis 9:13).”

 

“Rainbow Cross”

Heather Anderson

Provided by Barkly Arts.

“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth (Genesis 9:13)”

“The Dove and the Olive Leaf”

Michael Kolbe

Recycled metal on wood.

“When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf!” (Genesis 8:11)

Genesis 15 - A promise to Abraham

“Under the Milky Way”

Tobin O’Bree

A jade lake reflects a rugged mountain range beneath the majesty of the Milky Way. 

Genesis 15: 5 – He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

$250 – 594mm wide by 420mm high.