RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition

presented by Plein Air Down Under and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The RFDS Spirit of the Landscape art exhibition honoured the vast landscape of rural, remote and regional Australia and the important work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

This exhibition was a partnership between the Plein Air Down Under outdoor painting festival and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Region), where the artwork of 22 invited artists illustrated the RFDS story and its work across Australia.  Feature artists included Warwick Fuller, Tiffanie Mang (USA) Brendon Darby and Leon Holmes.

Plein air artists have a profound respect for the land, the natural environment and the stories of community that emerge from the landscape.  They tell those stories through their paintings, portraying a moment in real-time by capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, colour and movement.

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Exhibiting Artists were:

Warwick Fuller, Brendon Darby, Tiffanie Mang, Leon Holmes, Corrine Rapley, Cass Gartner, Di Bramley, Darren Willans, Christine Martin, Gayle Bukey, James Walker, Leanne Pearson, Susan Swain, Tiffany Forster, Sue Hibbert, Val Brooks, Dave Conlin, Deborah Zibah, Andy Dolphin, Gordon Alexander and Jos Coufreur.

The RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours.

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About the RFDS…

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been saving lives in rural and remote Australia for more than 90 years and has grown to be the world’s largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation, helping over 1000 people every day by providing emergency medical and primary health care services to anyone who lives, works or travels in rural and remote Australia.

With a waiting room of 7.69 million square kilometres, the RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours. Combined with telehealth consultations, fly-in fly-out GP and Nurse clinics, mobile dental services, patient transfers, and a myriad of other health services, the RFDS is constantly working to see that those living in rural and remote areas can enjoy the same health outcomes as those living in city areas.

In Western Australia, the RFDS operates in the world’s largest health jurisdiction with its harsh landscapes, far from ideal conditions that necessitate resilience, resourcefulness, innovation and a continual striving for excellence.