Definition: An act or process through which something becomes different. Things on Earth are changing at an alarming rate and we have a cause for concern. Our weather patterns are changing, temperatures are rising on land and in the sea, and of course the pandemic. It is becoming more evident that nature is an inherent part of our existence. We document the national impacts of extreme floods, droughts, heatwaves, storms and wildfires – millions of animals killed and habitats burnt, people’s livelihoods and homes lost – yet here we are. Many longer-term effects are still to play out. We’ve become so separated from nature and have transformed Australia’s natural landscapes so dramatically that ecosystems are collapsing en-masse right in front of our eyes. If you have been reading the news, the latest bio-diversity report seems to be doom and gloom, but it doesn’t have to be this way. It also carries a framework for solutions and acknowledgement that widespread rehabilitation and restoration can still help Australia’s struggling ecosystems. Instead of ‘just’ protecting and restoring what we can, we also need to renovate and rebuild for a future climate. This means rebuilding an ecosystem to thrive under a future climate. This exhibition explores the plight of our vulnerable bird life, how they are adapting and conservation programs, but also opens up questions of how we as individuals can help. We invite you to experience this exhibition with a sense of wonder and responsibility for the future. We invite you to learn about the challenges that the species we love the most are facing. Our sincere hope is that that we will finally decide to change our minds, our worldview, and our everyday lives by learning how to function not just as individuals, but as whole civilizations, on the only Earth we will ever know.
Artists: Photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan https://www.angelarobertsonbuchanan.com Designers – Eggpicnic https://eggpicnic.com Print maker – Fiona Roderick https://fionaroderick.com Mixed artist wall to be revealed soon. 20% of sales will be donated to BirdLife Australia, exhibition runs alongside National Bird Week, an initiative to get more Australian’s interested in birds. (https://aussiebirdcount.org.au)
Exhibition dates: Thursday 13th – Sunday 30th October
Opening hours: Thursday/Friday 12-5pm Saturday/Sunday 10-4pm www.birdweekaustralia.com Instagram: @birdweekaustralia Facebook: @BirdWeekExhibition