In the third week of the festival, there are still new exhibitions opening and plenty to see. Be sure to check out these fantastic works across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Cave Urban, Regenesis, 2017. Bamboo, wire, lighting. Photo by p1xels
Regenesis is a bamboo, light and sound installation by artist team Cave Urban. This woven bamboo chamber takes the shape of a seed pod or chrysalis. It is open at one end as if something important has already escaped. However there is a remnant of hope, a translucent womb woven into the bamboo structure at the far end.
Yhonnie Scarce, Hollowing Earth, 2016-17 (detail)
blown and hot formed Uranium glass
Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery
Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. She is one of the first contemporary Australian artists to explore the political and aesthetic power of glass, describing her work as ‘politically motivated and emotionally driven’. Scarce’s new work Hollowing Earthexamines the issues related to the mining of uranium on Aboriginal land.
Sally Ross, Landscape with Blue Lake and Trees 2007, oil on linen, 55 x 65 cm, collection Shepparton Art Museum
FRESHWATER is an exhibition that considers how water reflects ecological, cultural, political and economic realities.Through the works of over twenty Australian artists and artist collectives, alongside historic works drawn from the Shepparton Art Museum collection, FRESHWATER highlights how water remains central to identity, and to how and where we live.
Mandy Martin, Alexander Boynes and Tristen Parr Luminous relic (installation view, Geelong Gallery) 2017
pigment, sand, crusher dust, acrylic and oil on linen; three–channel high–definition, stereo sound score; 6 minutes, 10 seconds
Courtesy of the artists and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
Luminous Relicpresents a major collaborative painting and moving image work by Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes, with a score by Tristen Parr. Based on fieldwork around industrial Geelong, this urgent politically charged work examines the ongoing and cumulative effects of industry on landscapes, fragile ecosystems and human conditions.
Miles Howard-Wilks, The City of Melbourne, 2017, acrylic, 91 x 168 cm
In Disparate Lands, artists Michael Camakaris, Paul Hodges, Miles Howard-Wilks, Chris Mason and Cathy Staughton explore various perspectives on climate change. Idyllic landscapes are juxtaposed with works of unsettling and contaminated lands. These large-scale works on canvas depict the promise of hope, as well as the stark reality of the environmental challenges facing our global community today.
Brodie Ellis, The Crystal World, 2016, SD Video & Stereo Sound, Dimensions Variable
Brodie Ellis: The Crystal World
“The sky was clear and motionless, the sunlight shining uninterruptedly upon this magnetic shore, but now and then a stir of wind crossed the water and the scene erupted into cascades of color that rippled away into the air around them.” – J.G Ballard, The Crystal World
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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 takes place and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, & future. We also acknowledge the invaluable artistic and cultural legacy of Australia’s Indigenous peoples, who over many thousands of years have engaged with the natural world and its forces through their art, and who have been sustainable stewards of this land.