Taking stock

WA artist Nyree Taylor’s life has been a quite a ride.

She’s been a professional dancer, photographer, runner for the Chicago music industry, PA to a New York CEO, and did volunteer work in Kolkata and met Mother Teresa.

So how did she end up on a farm 160 kilometres north of Perth?

“I’d been going back to New York, but met my husband and fell in love,” says Taylor.

• Nyree Taylor

Her studio is a railway carriage on their Wheatbelt farm and her exhibition Arcadia–pastoral simplicity and happiness, is inspired by photos taken on evening runs around the property.

The large scale abstracts start with a flower or a plant.

“After that I disregard the object and the work becomes an exploration on being present with the materials,” Taylor says.

Arcadia is at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, September 28 to October 4.


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