BALLARAT'S Backspace Gallery has launched its latest exhibition, featuring works by local artist Kate Gorman exploring the essence of nature.
Accessing Nature brings together works by Gorman on the theme, using materials such as carved gyprock and plaster.
Gorman said the artworks reflect the qualities of natural forms found around us in nature, as well as the exchanges and negotiations that occur within an environment.
"My art focuses on recapturing elements that are at risk, fragile, or perceived as inaccessible," Gorman said.
"Through my sculptural processes in creating exhibitions such as Accessing Nature, I create an aesthetic essence within an interior environment."
City of Ballarat portfolio councillor for destination and the economy Cheryl Bromfield said the Backspace Gallery was providing Ballarat's art lovers with an eclectic mix of art by established and emerging artists for the community to enjoy.
"By showcasing local and regional artists, Backspace is also helping to drive our Arts and Culture policy of supporting opportunities for creative enterprise in Ballarat," Cr Bromfield said.
Backspace was created as an initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts and Cultural Development, and is dedicated to exhibiting quality contemporary visual art, design, and craft.
Located in the heart of Ballarat's arts precinct, Backspace Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 12 - 4pm.
Accessing Nature runs until July 22.