Sam Atyeo (1910-1990), Wyperfeld National Park, 1933, oil on canvas, 59 x 51cm, Private Collection, Melbourne, courtesy Charles Nodrum Gallery
Climate scientist Dr Joelle Gergis has been invited to co-curate an exhibition drawing out aspects of her recent research into Australia’s settlement-era climate through artwork.
From 2009–2012 Dr Gergis led the Australian Research Council Linkage funded South-Eastern Australian Recent Climate History (SEARCH) project; a landmark initiative, spanning the sciences and the humanities to reconstruct the region’s climate variability from first European settlement in 1788. In April 2018, she published ‘Sunburnt Country: The future and history of climate change in Australia’ which presented much of SEARCH’s research.
Each of the selected artworks will interrogate the climate in which it was made to share and illustrate Dr Gergis’ work and to encourage action on climate change.
Artists: J. H. Carse, John Mather, William Frater, Sidney Nolan, Elwyn Lynn, Eva Kubbos, Michael Shannon, James Gleeson, Tony Coleing, Mandy Martin, Richard Clements, Maxie Tjampitjinpa, Rick Amor, Lynne Boyd, Guy Stuart
Curators: Kate Nodrum and Joelle GergisDownload the Festival Program