Panel discussion – Art and the Environment

Sat 10 September 2022
4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Delivered online via MS Teams

Free
09/10/2022 4:00 pm 09/10/2022 5:00 pm Panel discussion – Art and the Environment Can art be an effective tool for environmental action? Join a panel of artists and climate experts to talk about the intersection of art, science and climate change. Hear from ‘Above the Canopy’ artists about how their practice responds to the natural world and how art can be used as a call to action to protect the environment.  This online event will explore the rich beauty of the natural world, the role of science within contemporary art practices, and art as a medium for environmental activism. About ‘Above the Canopy’ ‘Above the Canopy’ is a major group exhibition at Town Hall Gallery that celebrates the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural environment.  Nature has provided an infinite source of inspiration for visual artists across millennia. They have captured its beauty, documented the impacts of changing weather patterns, and commented on unsustainable human practices. This exhibition conveys the unimaginable grandeur of nature, while exploring concerns for climate action and the need to protect the planet for future generations.    Through hyperreal images of lush and verdant forests alongside detailed studies of insects, botany, birds and geology, ‘Above the Canopy’ shows a deep appreciation for our majestic and awe-inspiring world. Featuring artists working with installation, photography, painting, animation and textiles, this exhibition creates a theatrical, immersive and regenerative experience that acknowledges the significance of Country and our need to care for it. Featuring: Janet Laurence, Rebecca Mayo, Michael McHugh, Catherine Nelson, Judy Watson, and others. Accessibility We can provide an Auslan interpreter at this event. Please tell us if you need this service when you make a booking, or email us at [email protected] We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event we will do our best, but may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. For more information on accessibility services, including language interpreters, visit our Venue accessibility page. Image: Grant Stevens, still from ‘The Forest’, 2020, procedurally generated computer graphics with sound, three-channel, endless duration, image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf. , City of Boroondara no-repl[email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Can art be an effective tool for environmental action? Join a panel of artists and climate experts to talk about the intersection of art, science and climate change. Hear from ‘Above the Canopy’ artists about how their practice responds to the natural world and how art can be used as a call to action to protect the environment. 

This online event will explore the rich beauty of the natural world, the role of science within contemporary art practices, and art as a medium for environmental activism.

About ‘Above the Canopy’

‘Above the Canopy’ is a major group exhibition at Town Hall Gallery that celebrates the rich and diverse beauty of the Australian natural environment. 
Nature has provided an infinite source of inspiration for visual artists across millennia. They have captured its beauty, documented the impacts of changing weather patterns, and commented on unsustainable human practices. This exhibition conveys the unimaginable grandeur of nature, while exploring concerns for climate action and the need to protect the planet for future generations. 
 
Through hyperreal images of lush and verdant forests alongside detailed studies of insects, botany, birds and geology, ‘Above the Canopy’ shows a deep appreciation for our majestic and awe-inspiring world. Featuring artists working with installation, photography, painting, animation and textiles, this exhibition creates a theatrical, immersive and regenerative experience that acknowledges the significance of Country and our need to care for it.

Featuring: Janet Laurence, Rebecca Mayo, Michael McHugh, Catherine Nelson, Judy Watson, and others.

Accessibility

We can provide an Auslan interpreter at this event. Please tell us if you need this service when you make a booking, or email us at [email protected]

We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event we will do our best, but may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. For more information on accessibility services, including language interpreters, visit our Venue accessibility page.

Image: Grant Stevens, still from ‘The Forest’, 2020, procedurally generated computer graphics with sound, three-channel, endless duration, image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.
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