As part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival, Our Life, Our World explores environmental and social issues that we currently face in our local and global environments.
The multidisciplinary group exhibition features Arts Project studio artists, threading expressive painting (such as the tragic foreknowledge of an impending tsunami soon to swamp an entire town), to statements drifting between ironic and hopeful (think ‘Global warming is finally over for ever and ever, yes everywhere’ by Chris Mason), as well as impending speculation about the ‘nuclear’ family.
Curated by Sim Luttin, the show considers the effect of human development in relation to accelerating climate change.
Featuring works by: Peter Ben, Michael Camakaris, Samraing Chea, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Cameron Gresswell, Matthew Gove, Paul Hodges, Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks, Chris Mason, Eden Menta, Chris O’Brien, Steven Perrette, Gavin Porter, Cathy Staughton, Georgia Szmerling and Amani Tia.
“Our Life, Our World presents a collection of work that reflects common concerns about our changing planet,” says curator Sim Luttin. “Through the telling lens of art, the Arts Project artists selected directly, indirectly and cynically draw viewers attention to what we have, what we’ve lost, as well as what we stand to lose if we don’t look after our world – it’s our life after all.”
This exhibition coincides with The world around us, which considers the minute environmental changes that occur in five-block radius around the Arts Project studio during a one year period.
Both exhibitions will be opened by Bronwyn Johnson, Executive Director, CLIMARTE.
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
Image: Alan Constable, Not titled, 2015, pastel on paper, 25 x 29 cm.