Tag: Art and Environment

Exhibition | water + wisdom Australia India | RMIT Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 1st December 2017 – 10th March 2018 Opening night: Thursday 30th November, 6 – 8 pm. Drawing on extensive research by experts from India and Australia, water + wisdom Australia India presents a poetic dimension on ancient wisdom regarding water management in both continents, as seen through the work of visual artists, creative writers and researchers who have incorporated these issues into their work. Artists including Ravi Agarwal, Sandra Aitken, Clare Arni, Badger Bates, Lado Bai, Atul Bhalla, Paddy Bedford, Vicki Couzens, Hannah Donnelly, Vibha Galhotra, Bhavani G.S, Connie Hart, Victoria Lautman, Rebecca Mayo, Djambawa Marawilli, Wanyubi Marika, Jennifer Mullett, Lorna Fencer Napurrurla, Glenda Nicholls, Justine Philip, Parthiv Shah, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Cop Shiva, K.R. Sunil, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, Hanna Tuulikki, Carmel Wallace, Judy Watson, Asim Waqif, Liyawaday Wirrapanda. Public program Friday 1st December 12.30 -1.30 pm Hanna…

Film screening | Nature in the Dark 2 | SAB Cinema RMIT

NITD 2 artists: Jenny Fraser, Radiance (Rose Staff), Olaf Meyer, Kim Munro, Michael Carmody, Hugh Davies & Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier Curator: Dr Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier NITD 2 (2015) is based on underwater survey material from marine national parks along the Victorian shore – length: about 23 minutes Showcasing animal life from Victoria, Australia, Nature in the Dark (NITD) invited artists to create video works inspired by ecological habitat surveys from the Victorian National Parks land and water. Video and photographs originally used to identify animals and population sizes are now creatively re-purposed to create works of art. Entering this art/science conversation from different points of view, artists, scientists and local communities share the same concern of gaining a better understanding of native wild life and the environments around us. Nature in the Dark as the name for the project collaboration…

Symposium | The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium

The TWMA Animate/Inanimate Symposium TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) will present a unique public program to accompany the Animate/Inanimate exhibition at TWMA in conjunction with Healesville Sanctuary, its neighbour in the Yarra Valley, just four kilometres away as the bird flies. This symposium will present a day of lively discussions about the meanings, histories and vulnerabilities of the natural world through the eyes of artists, cultural theorists and environmental scientists, and coincides with Animate/Inanimate which presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the impact of global economic and climatic change on our natural environments and ask; can we find a ‘spirit’ in the inanimate? Animate/Inanimate is the first exhibition to launch the inaugural TarraWarra International and features 6 leading artists from Australia, the USA, India and China who have created haunting and beautiful works that consider the profound interconnections…

Exhibition Review | ‘Animate/Inanimate’ at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Reviewed by Denise M. Taylor

‘Animate/Inanimate’ by Denise M. Taylor ‘Animate/Inanimate’ at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria, Until 6 October 2013 Twelve skulls, wrapped with pink silken thread, are suspended from the ceiling in the first room of the contemporary art exhibition, ‘Animate/Inanimate’, currently on show at the TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) near Healesville. One skull has a spade in its mouth, another has partly morphed into a trumpet (Fig. 1), and an iron is slammed into the ‘face’ of another—these inanimate skulls have been brought to life by everyday hand-held objects, colour, and luminosity. This work by Chinese artist, Lin Tianmiao (born 1961), called Reaction (2013), is a response to the negative impact of politics and rapid social change on lives and the environment in China. More broadly, Reaction evokes many themes relating to human experience across the globe: the toil of daily work that…