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Upcoming exhibitions:

Image credit: Katie West, muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time, 2017, installation view, VCA Graduate Exhibition, 2017

Katie West: Clearing

TarraWarra Museum of Art: 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville
23 March – 19 May
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Concession and Students: $5
Children 12 and under free.

In Clearing, artist Katie West weaves the many threads of her practice together - natural dyeing, meditation and the creation of reading/listening spaces where the voices of Indigenous people dominate.

Clearing is a space to recall with our bodies that this is a world that emerges through reciprocity - the infinite instances of chemical exchange and dialogue between plants, animals, microbes, natural elements and phenomena. Naturally dyed fabrics carrying the colour and scent of country create an opening in a landscape and political climate where it is easy to forget our place in the complex systems that sustain life on this planet. This is the setting for meditation, reading, listening and conversation where we can come together to consider a global outlook that is grounded in Wurundjeri country and the bioregion within which TarraWarra Museum of Art is situated.

Artist: Katie West

Curator: Anthony Fitzpatrick

Image credit: John Wolseley, The pearl sher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985-89, sumi ink and watercolour on paper on canvas.

John Wolseley & Mulkun Wirrpanda:
Molluscs / Maypal and the Warming of the Seas

Geelong Gallery: 55 Little Malop St, Geelong
30 March – 2 June
Free entry

John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985-89, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration. Both artists share a profound sense of the beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and in this project their works meditate especially on the mollusc as a powerful indicator of changing oceanic conditions and water systems. 

Wolseley’s work will include unique woodblock prints taken from swamp mangroves that bear the bored channels of ‘shipworms’, a widespread species of mollusc feared by 17th and 18th century naval explorers, including James Cook, for its capacity to consume a ship’s timber, rendering it dangerously unseaworthy. Mulkun Wirrpanda’s lyrical bark paintings and larrikitj maintain knowledge about traditional foods sourced on land and in the waters, including shipworms. 

Artists: Mulkun Wirrpanda, John Wolseley 

Curator: Jason Smith 

Image credit: Yang Yongliang, Endless Streams, 2017, 4k video

Yang Yongliang

Bayside Gallery: Brighton Town Hall, Corner of Carpenter and Wilsons St, Brighton
30 March – 12 May
Free entry
Opening Saturday 30 March 2019, 3pm, all welcome.

Yang Yongliang’s work combines the visual language of ancient Chinese scroll painting with digital technologies to create poetic yet disquieting works. The large-scale projection Endless stream (2016) depicts a classically sublime landscape that is contaminated by an endless stream of urban development. This fantastical scene evokes feelings of empathy for the ancient mountains rising from the mist, slowing being consumed by human inhabitation. 

Artist: Yang Yongliang 

Curator: Joanna Bosse 

Image credit: Carolyn Cardinet, Coral Reef, 2018, Found netting & single-use plastic packaging, installation detail.


Alliance Francaise: 51 Grey St, St Kilda
4 April – 2 May
Free entry
Opening Saturday 6 April 2019, 3:30pm, all welcome, RVSP

Bleached is a meditation upon the fate of our coral reefs, and considers the health of ocean and marine ecology and by extension humanity’s own fate. Four separate installations will explore the environmental degradation and coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef.
Spread across two exhibition spaces at the Alliance Française, the installations will use recycled and everyday detritus, from ‘single-use’ plastics to recycled crockery.

Artist: Chloe Bensahel, Carolyn Cardinet, Carmel Wallace, Tim Craker

Curator: Carolyn Cardinet



CLIMARTE acknowledges that the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival takes place on the unceded lands of First Nation peoples and pays its respect to elders past, present and emerging.

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