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10 April 2015

Exhibition opening on thursday 23 april, 6-8pm

Opening Soon | Perceptive Power

Please join us for the opening of Perceptive Power – an exhibition examining the complex and sometimes uneasy relationship between the artist and industry within the context of a promised energy revolution. Curated by Carbon Arts within RMIT's Centre for Art Society and Transformation and the RMIT Design Hub, it will feature a series of lunchtime salon events from Wednesdays - Fridays at 12.30pm and an evening with Future Crunch on the future of energy on 28 April.  

Spanning industry-funded public art celebrating technological progress to activist art performances questioning the status quo, the artist voice seeks to shift our perspective, enhance our powers of perception and provoke action. Perceptive Power presents a diverse body of video and sound artwork by Melbourne based artists Ash Keating and Keith Deverell, Sydney based artists Joyce Hinterding and David Haines, and Paris based collective HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen), and includes an interactive, ‘in residence’ program by Carbon Arts.

Whether by design or through heightened observation, the artists in this exhibition focus our gaze on the industrial promises of the past and the future, challenging our perceptions of what constitutes beauty, horror, despair and hope. From the celebratory to the critical, these voices offer the nuanced perspectives essential to understanding and facing the current ecological crisis.  

RMIT Design Hub, Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, Corner Victoria and Swanston Street, Carlton. 
Tuesday to Friday: 11am – 6pm, Saturday: 12pm – 5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Presented as part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 festival


24 April - 16 May, Opening 23 April 6pm


Festival runs from 11 april to 17 may

Art and Climate Converge in City-wide Festival

Carbon Arts is proud to be a community partner for the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 festival taking place in Melbourne from 11 April to 17 May. Engineered by the dynamic duo at CLIMARTE, the festival brings together climate change related arts and ideas featuring curated exhibitions, including Carbon Arts' own Perceptive Power, alongside a series of keynote lectures and public forums featuring local and international guests. ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 will inform, engage and inspire, communicating both the challenges and opportunities arising from climate change. For more information on the festival program, including ticketed events, visit: 
Don't miss out!