Vera Möller ‘aquaflorescences’ 2018 oil on linen, 120 x 298 cm
A Thousand Tides is a creative exploration of the fauna, flora and terrain of the local coast of Western Port Bay in Victoria, a significant and exhilarating environment of diverse and unique habitats that has long been celebrated by local, national and international enthusiasts, experts and their organisations.
UNESCO has recognised the Western Port Biosphere Reserve. The international RAMSAR Convention lists it as an ecologically important wetland site.
New work brings together observational as well as imaginary materials, resulting in imagery, forms and assemblages that the artist refers to as fictional hybrid biologies. Sequences of large wall drawings, fields of small sculptural objects, banks of works on paper, kinetic elements and sound recordings bring into focus biological features and spatial characteristics of this local bioregion, as well as elusive visual phenomena.
The project promotes the significance of this amazing biosphere, recognising it as a space for creative exploration, and as a realm worthy of everyone’s imagination and protection.
Artists: Vera Möller
Curator: Penny TealeDownload the Festival Program