Mother The Mountain

Opening night: 28th November, 5.30pm – 9pm.
29th November – 2nd December 2023, open daily 10am-4pm.

Artist’s Talk: Wednesday 29th November 6.30pm, All welcome!
Music performance by Parking on The Wildside:
Saturday 2nd December, 2pm. All welcome!

Anastasia and Julia Vanderbyl are proud to present their duo exhibition “Mother the Mountain”
showcasing a brand new body of work of paintings and print editions. Transcending the typical art exhibition, “Mother the Mountain” is a reverent tribute to the natural world, resilience, and an immersive journey into the heart of the Australian rainforest. Concurrent with the exhibition, the sisters are delighted to announce the release of their highly-anticipated book of the same name.
“Mother the Mountain” is an invitation to rediscover the art of living in harmony with nature. The exhibition and book launch guarantees an immersive experience, breathing life into the pages of “Mother the Mountain” by exploring the visual and narrative components that define the Vanderbyl sisters’ creative journey. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists and authors, witness live musical performances, and gain insights into the interplay between art, nature, music, and the human spirit.

Sisters Anastasia and Julia Vanderbyl are the artists and farmers behind Mother the Mountain, an environmental platform that has amassed a devoted fan base of over 2 million followers.
Through film, art, and photography, they document their journey of restoring the rainforest, caring for animals, and living with nature, inspiring their audience to celebrate and protect the beauty of the natural world. They both live and grow on Bundjalung Country on the East Coast of Australia, where they care for a regenerative farm previously stewarded by their parents and grandparents.

Julia Vanderbyl is an internationally exhibited artist, filmmaker and writer whose work examines the interplay of human and environment. Julia’s paintings are widely recognised as a poignant depiction of humanity’s connection with the landscape, while her writing, film and photography serve as a powerful reminder of the extraordinary resilience of the natural world.

Anastasia Vanderbyl is a regenerative fashion designer, writer and filmmaker whose work shares a powerful message of climate resilience and hope. While her writing and videography advocate for connection with the natural world, Anastasia follows a hands-on approach to creating change in the fashion sphere. Her groundbreaking designs follow regenerative practices, creating ethereal pieces from reappropriated waste.