Time and Tide 2017
Time and Tide is a curated intermedia exhibition in which participating artists of diverse experiences contemplate the impacts of climate change as observable reality within environment, culture, migration, and politics. Artists communicate their observations, stories and experiences to influence change against the most significant global threat we face today.
The participating artists enlighten with diverse perspectives sharing their observations of climate change from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian communities, Pacific Islands, urban Australia and globally. Artists include: Helen Bodycomb, Penny Byrne, Nellie Ngampa Coulthard, David Frank, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori (c. 1924 – 2015), Selby Ginn, The Hermannsburg Potters, Hermannsburg Watercolourists, Naomi Hobson, Judy Holding, Shirley Macnamara, Betty Muffler, Guykuda Mununggurr, Idris Murphy, Jasmine Targett, Angela Tiatia, Warraba Weatherall and Tiger Yaltangki.
AN OFFICIAL EXHIBITION IN THE ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 FESTIVAL
Image: Penny Byrne, Iceberg Water, 2017, bottled Iceberg water, procelain polar bear, Swarovski teardrop crystal, epoxy resin, glass dome, 53 x 34 x 34 cm. Edition of 2. Image credit: Matthew Stanton.
The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art at Castlemaine Art Museum
Colonial history can be viewed as a series of frontier encounters based around extractive economies. How are these economies – social, commercial, creative and political – reflected in art? This exhibition of new and existing works explores both the artistic heritage and contemporary manifestations of the act of ‘digging’ in former and current mining towns. What is found and what is lost in the process of excavation? Taking mining as a metaphor, the artists represented in this exhibition (from places as geographically and culturally diverse across Australia and beyond as Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Castlemaine, Victoria, and New Guinea) explore multiple themes implicit in the act of mineral exploration and exploitation: scarring, layering, excavating, prospecting, exchange, power, custody, resources, home, land, destruction and renewal.
The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art is staged over three sites: Castlemaine Art Museum, Lot 19 and Castlemaine Market Building.
Castlemaine Art Museum days and hours of opening can be viewed here.
Full program can be viewed on the Castlemaine State Festival website.
Image: Shirley Macnamara and Nathaniel Macnamara, Cu, Hand coiled copper wire and raw copper, 22 x 25 cm.