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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take our three minute audience survey for the chance to receive a copy of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE: THE BOOK. This beautiful hard-cover book was produced following the inaugural ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festival in 2015.
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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.