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The exhibition Per Mare (By Sea) by SAC Resident Artist Katherine Cooper features a selection of Bass Strait and Sub-Antarctic wildlife – diving gannets, gentle albatross, the magnificent King Penguin – a snapshot of species co-existing in these waters.

“From the shores of my Island I look out across the sea to the distant horizon that is Bass Strait.  My Island relies so much upon the Strait’s ever- changing moods. 

Strong winds are common here, gales are frequent and I try and imagine the sea crossings of years before, many of them ill-fated, as I look out the window of my warm living room. 

Island life has taught me many things but, most importantly, respect for our environments on land and sea and a passion for the creatures that share those places. 

Per Mare (By Sea) concentrates on Bass Strait and Sub-Antarctic wildlife – diving gannets, gentle albatross, the magnificent King Penguin – highlighting what we stand to lose if changes are not made.”
– Katherine Cooper

“What we must do is encourage a sea change in attitude, one that acknowledges we are a part of the living world, not apart from it”
– Dr. Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist

EXHIBITION DATES:
Friday 9 December 2016 – Tuesday 28 February 2017
10:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday – Saturday
10:00am – 3:00pm Sunday (except Christmas Day)

OFFICIAL OPENING:
Friday 9 December 2016 @ 6:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Robert Pennicott, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

OPEN STUDIO:
11:00am – 3:00pm Saturdays

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Image Credits:
Katherine Cooper: Walking on Water – Shy Albatross (Thalassarche cauta cauta). Watercolour/gouache on Ampersand Claybord. 110cms x 75cms.
Katherine Cooper.Elephant Seal Pups – Macquarie Island. Graphite on Fabriano Paper. 100cms x 76cms.

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