Presented by the Bob Brown Foundation
Frontlines is a celebration
of climate activism and protest across Australia;
an exhibition that honours the ecologically
valuable wild places and wildlife
that are currently under threat of destruction,
and the dedicated activism that is taking place
to defend climate and Planet Earth.
Frontlines is an exploration of environmental activism and protest across Australia and aims to represent and celebrate the commitment and often unrecognised dedication of people on the frontlines of conservation and environmental crises across the country.
The frontline is a place, an action, as well as a community. It is a space where active citizens are offering a solution in this age of climate breakdown, proving that people power can preserve nature or be defiant in the face of threats to the wilderness, which has existed for time immemorial.
From Tasmania’s forest battles in takayna / Tarkine, to the proposed Adani mine site in the Galilee Basin in Queensland, there are communities taking action and holding ground across Australia. As they defend vulnerable and irreplaceable places, these communities and the places and wildlife they seek to protect are under direct attack from our country’s leaders and government.
For the first time in a gallery, a small collection of the Black Throated Finch project #1000finches will be exhibited.
This exhibition seeks to celebrate the both the landscapes and the people who seek to protect them, as well as the act of protest itself. With over 50 artists from right across Australia, this exhibition reflects the dedication, beauty and passion that comes from the environmental protest movement often inspired by the splendour of nature itself.
Thursday 30 January – Monday 10 February 2020
10:00am – 6:00pm daily
Friday 31 January 2020, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Bob Brown
Key Image : Tim Cooper. Untitled.
Colin Schildhauer. Harvested Decay.
Melinda Rodnight. Elegy to the Black Throated Finch.