Coby Edgar interviews Warren Roberts, CEO of YARN Australia
Published June 2018
Published 01 June 2018
The cloud/explosion paintings of James Guppy's The Weather Report series of 2006 were made as a response to 9/11.
Merilyn Fairskye's work on Chernobyl was serendipitous in the beginning as she visited Reactor No. 4 in 2009 as a sidetrip from Kiev to get a single video shot. She returned a year later to film Precarious which was previewed to Sydney audiences to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl just a few days before 11 March 2011 when the world witnessed the Fukushima Daiichi disaster unfold.
Published December 2012
!Metro Arts, Brisbane
19 September – 6 October 2012
Pat Hoffie riffs off Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous 18th century poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner with its curse brought on by the killing of an albatross all the way to Lars Von Trier's recent film Melancholia about the end of the world. "Nowadays shit is happening all the time everywhere to everybody."
Curators: Vivonne Thwaites, Fiona Salmon, Anita Angel
Flinders University City Gallery
29 June – 26 August 2012
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne
11 August - 23 September 2012
Ann Finegan raises the alarm on the fiendish short-sighted depradations of Big Coal open cut mining in the lower Hunter Valley and other places currently under threat. She describes the work done by artist/activists in response and asks: "How does one fight such incommensurables of scale and the slow unfold of food bowl and water disaster? Where do we start? With protective changes to State and Federal legislation? With commensurable economic data?"
Former editor of Japanese Art Scene Monitor and the current Arts, Entertainment and Features Division Chief at The Japan Times, Edan Corkill looks at the wide variety of sensitive works produced by Japanese artists in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent Fukashima Daiichi nuclear Power Plant disaster.
Life is tough in Cambodia if you are not a tourist. Dragonfly Tours is run by a unique partnership model which results in terrific holidays as well as contributing to the betterment of life in Cambodia for its residents.
From September 11, 2011 to January 8, 2012 an exhibition called September 11 curated by Peter Eleey was held at MoMA PS1 in New York. Charity Bramwell describes key works in this "shocking and intriguing" exhibition which commemorated the tenth anniversary of the historic attacks on the World Trade Centre Twin Towers.
In 2011 at Tin Sheds Gallery in Sydney as part of The Right To The City project an installation and performance by NZ/Australian artist D.V. Rogers called DISASTR explored the idea of shelter in times of disaster by building a functioning Hexayurt Hotel in the centre of Wadigal Green at Sydney University.
24 July 2012 – 20 January 2013
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
1 September – 28 October 2012