As part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival, The world around us literally refers to a five-block radius around the Arts Project Australia studio. Each week as the seasons change and the weather alters, so changes the landscape and our perceptions of it. Through the process of walking the same paths over a year, Arts Project studio artists will present work that focuses on and truly examines the fluctuations of their local environment, articulating their interests and concerns.
Curated by Penelope Hunt, the exhibition charts the process of walking the same paths surrounding Northcote’s Merri Creek for a year-long period, and presents images by artists working digitally.
Featuring works by: Miles Howard-Wilks, Danny Lyons, James MacSporran, Eden Menta, Will Murray, Anthony Romagnano, Aidan Sefo, Georgia Szmerling and Lachlan Turk.
The exhibition will be opened by Bronwyn Johnson, Executive Director, CLIMARTE.
“This exhibition is the fruition of a year-long project in which Arts Project studio artists have been paying acute attention to the changes in their local environment, by regularly leaving the studio and documenting Merri Creek and its surrounds,” says curator Penelope Hunt. “Rather than focusing on the global, the artists are focusing on the local. It’s about engaging with our immediate environment at a small, local level, which can inspire at a larger scale.”
This exhibition coincides with Our Life, Our World, which explores environmental and social issues that we currently face in our local and global environments.
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially-engaged festival of climate change related arts and ideas featuring curated exhibitions and theatre works alongside a series of keynote lectures, events and public forums featuring local and international guests.
Dates: 4 May – 8 June 2019
Opening: Saturday 4 May, 3-5pm
Exhibition kindly supported by CLIMARTE, Leonard Joel and Art Guide Australia.
Image | William Murray, Rivers of Gold, 2018, digital print, 33.5 x 50 cm.