Siri Hayes, Geomorphic Listening 2010 [detail], chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist Siri Hayes
On Thursday 21 March MPRG is hosting a panel conversation with artist Siri Hayes and environmental advocates Rob Hayes and Rohan Cuming about the convservation issues surrounding Western Port.
A panel conversation with artist Siri Hayes and environmental advocates Rob Hayes and Rohan Cuming, moderated by MPRG Director Jane Alexander.
Western Port is one of the world’s most important wetlands and has outstanding marine and coastal environmental values. The peninsula’s first environmental lobby group was founded in 1971 to oppose further industrialisation of Western Port. Today the battle continues. Our panel, consisting of an artist and two environmental advocates, discuss the conservation issues surrounding Western Port.
In the Valley is an exhibition that highlights the beauty and fragility of our natural environment on the Mornington Peninsula. Observing and documenting the changing landscape of the Kangerong Basin, Mt Martha, Somers and Port Philip Bay, artists Rosie Weiss, Jean Langley, Merryn Lloyd and Siri Hayes reveal their personal connections to the landscape, and the strong links to place that exists across generations.
Incorporated into the exhibition will be a series of climate data visualisations inspired by the exhibition artworks, which showcase the environmental evolution of south-eastern Australia. Colours are extracted and translated from selected In the Valley artworks, which are incorporated into the data visualisations of environmental change from early 1900 through to future climate projections.
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