Published 25 August 2021
The cloud/explosion paintings of James Guppy's The Weather Report series of 2006 were made as a response to 9/11.
Curator: Katie Lenanton
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth
11 August – 6 October 2012
Published December 2012
Curator: Lisa Harms
Adelaide Botanic Garden, FELTspace, SASA Gallery
31 July – 26 August 2012
Director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu Jenny Harper writes about the resilience and the pioneering spirit of the many and varied achievements of the Gallery since the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes in Canterbury.
Curators: Vivonne Thwaites, Fiona Salmon, Anita Angel
Flinders University City Gallery
29 June – 26 August 2012
AEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation), Adelaide
20 July – 18 August 2012
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.
New Zealand-born ecological artist, Lloyd Godman, who now lives in Australia, has in his own determined way for over thirty years, pondered and acted upon questions of how aesthetics might be involved in creating sustainable solutions to environmental problems. Historian Helen McDonald uses eco-critic Timothy Morton's notion of ambient aesthetics to examine three of Godman's multimedia projects.
Published 01 December 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?"
Curator, film programmer and writer Danni Zuvela reviews the genre of disaster films since 1903 and finds that the most recent example 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' expresses a spirit of resilience that is both wild and magical.
24 July 2012 – 20 January 2013