Capella Lodge – Artist Residency

Oct 29, 2020

Capella Lodge joins forces with Joshua Yeldham in Artist Residency

Baillie Lodges’ luxury accommodation Capella Lodge on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island has partnered with award-winning Sydney-based artist Joshua Yeldham in its first artist residency program.
The multi-layered partnership also provides significant funding and content for education provider Cool Australia.

Josh and his photographer wife Jo Yeldham visited Lord Howe in February this year on a seven day expedition that allowed Josh to gather ideas for upcoming artworks and learn about the island’s pristine ecosystem, renowned for its endemic species and protected by leading conservation initiatives put in place by the island’s naturalists and residents.

Joshua’s Lord Howe artworks form the foundation of his upcoming exhibition, ‘Providence’, showing at Sydney’s Arthouse Gallery from November 5.

In agreement with Joshua’s sister Ali Yeldham who owns the gallery, sale proceeds to the value of $50,000 from Joshua’s major Lord Howe work will be donated to dynamic online education provider Cool Australia, while content about the island’s ecology and conservation, and the artistic process of creating Josh’s intricate works will be provided for one or more of the education modules.

Baillie Lodges Founders James and Hayley Baillie who own Capella Lodge said the artist residency with good friends Joshua and Jo Yeldham had been a project both parties had been discussing and working towards for several months.

“Part of the reason we appreciate Josh’s works is the way he portrays nature and landscapes so beautifully and even on quite an intimate, spiritual level,” Hayley Baillie said.

“We feel his works have a real resonance with the pristine natural beauty of Lord Howe Island, which has been a special family holiday destination for both James and me over generations. So it felt only fitting that we brought Joshua to experience Lord Howe and for him to do the island justice in his artworks,” Mrs Baillie said.

“We are very supportive of education and conservation initiatives, and so when Joshua suggested working with the Cool Australia team both to fund future education modules and provide content about Lord Howe’s unique ecosystem we agreed it offered the artist residency program even more meaning and value.”

With views of Lord Howe’s dramatic twin mountains and the world’s most southerly coral reef,
Capella Lodge is among Australia’s most celebrated lodges with its own brand of barefoot luxury. Located 600km off Australia’s east coast, Lord Howe Island is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site of unique natural significance and remains one of the most extraordinary sub-tropical islands on earth.

 

 


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