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Two more exhibitions open this week as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017! Read on for details, as well as a lecture in Geelong and other fantastic exhibitions still open for a limited time. 

The Opposite of Wild reveals Kylie Stillman’s concerns about our response to and interaction with nature from a conceptual and physical perspective.

26 May - 6 August
Linden New Art, Domain House
Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra

Kylie Stillman, Local Branch, 2016, Hand-cut paperback books, 161x245x123 (cm), Image reproduced courtesy of the artist and Utopia Art Sydney. Photograph: Kylie Stillman

Sam Leach’s Avian Interplanetary is a proposal for a future habitat that considers the worldview of both humans and non-humans. The installation comprises paintings informed by robotic visual systems and sculptures referencing the aesthetic preferences of birds, insects and rocks based upon animal habitats research undertaken by cognitive neuroscientist Dr Mandyam Srinivasan.

Sam Leach, Monkey On Mossy Rock, 2016
Oil and resin on wood
40x50 (cm)
Courtesy of Sullivan Strumpf
26 May - 6 August
Linden New Art, Domain House
Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra 

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

Lecture: Jason Smith - Luminous Relic
Geelong Gallery’s Director, Jason Smith, will present an insightful lecture on Mandy Martin, exploring her prominent career and her focus on conservation, the landscape and the social and political agency of the artist.

11am, Fri 2 June
Geelong Gallery
55 Little Malop St, Geelong

John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea (film still), 2015
 Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery, London.

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea is a poetic meditation on the ocean and its role in the history of slavery, migration, and conflict. Fusing archival material and newly shot footage, this stunning film by celebrated British filmmaker John Akomfrah is a timely reminder of current issues around global migration and ecological concerns.

19 April - 16 July
Ian Potter Museum of Art
800 Swanston St, Melbourne

Ocean Imaginaries
The long held romantic view of the ocean as a compelling metaphor for the sacred mysteries of nature has recently been contradicted by a countervailing imagery of the slow violence of ocean pollution. In Ocean Imaginaries artists provide complex responses to global oceans in our era.

Exhibited for the first time in an art gallery, Australian artist Lynette Wallworth’s major work for fulldome digital planetariums Coral, Rekindling Venus (2012) transports the urban viewer to the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, providing a glimpse into a magnificent environment threatened by climate change.

Under Lynette Wallworth's fulldome artwork Coral Rekindling Venus, at RMIT Gallery. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, 2017.
5 May - 1 July
RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St, Melbourne
Click here to listen to Lynette Wallworth talk about the environmental issues threatening coral.
EXIT, 2008-2015. View of the installation EXIT, Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith. Photo © Luc Boegly

EXIT holds a dramatic mirror to contemporary global concerns. 

"... a stark reality check for Earth's inhabitants as sea levels rise, natural disasters proliferate, and forced migration multiplies." The Guardian

This outstanding work stunned audiences in Paris during the 2015 climate negotiations. Not to be missed!

19 April - 16 July
Ian Potter Museum of Art
800 Swanston St, Melbourne

Kristin Headlam, Lulled in the Flowers, 2001, oil on canvas, 76 x 152cm

Land, Rain and Sun
All landscape painting reflects, to a greater or lesser degree, the climates of the land depicted. From the pastoral splendour in Michael Shannon’s expansive view of Mount Ida in Central Victoria, to the urbane elegance of Kristin Headlam’s glimpse of an intimate corner of Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens, Land, Rain and Sun is curated by Charles Nodrum with commentary by climate scientists Dr Joelle Gergis and Dr Penny Whetton.

This exhibition was recently featured in The Conversation

3 - 27 May (closing soon!)
Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church St, Richmond

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