After a 5-year break the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale returned 3 December 2022 until 17 Feb 2023 with an Award Exhibition at the Burrinja Gallery.
I was a finalist in the last 2017 Burrinja Climate Change Biennale, and was very pleased to be able to exhibit there again.
From the scientific to the fantastic, the cultural to the creative, the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale brought together diverse voices, practices and perspectives to interrogate and speculate on the future we so desperately need.
I was the only South Australian participating in the Award Exhibition with over 40 artists spanning a range of art forms.
Bigger than ever, the Biennale featured a national cohort of 60+ artists. The project included ‘Live Actions’ across the Yarra Ranges, A moving image program, and various exhibitions across multiple venues including Art Centre Warburton, Yarra Ranges Regional Museum and The Memo, Healesville.
In addition to my photograph ‘Climate report’ from the Uprising series my short film ‘The Ocean was harmed during the making of this film’ was screened in the Award exhibition gallery.
BURRINJA CLIMATE CHANGE BIENNALE PROGRAM (4 Page PDF)
Burrinja Cultural Centre
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey, Victoria
The ocean is a recreational playground for many Australians. Gazing, paddling, splashing, fishing.
The pleasure is on course to subside as we experience coastal erosion through rising sea levels and the loss of marine ecosystems through increased water temperatures.
Temperature is core to impacts like rising sea levels and the destabilisation of our future weather patterns.
‘Climate Report’ upends a symbol of our relaxed relationship with the ocean to become a dramatic indicator of current environmental changes happening slowly around us.
This artwork is just one from the ‘Uprising’ series. You can see more of the works on the Uprising exhibition page.