Issue 44:1 | Parnati–Kudlila / Autumn–Winter 2024

Editor: Una Rey

Eco-Critical lands as the ‘hottest year ever’ is declared (again), and scientists formally reject the Anthropocene as an epoch in geologic time. How do we précis such apparent incongruities? This issue rallies writers from across our region in response to the climate crisis and how it manifests in exhibitions, works of art and creative activism. As a collection of ecocriticism, Eco-Critical offers a survey of the ways artists and writers are using the raw materials of image and language to engage with these momentous issues now—whatever the terms.

Cover image: Tim Georgeson, Nigel Andy & Terrance Abbott, Chanamee, Never Die (detail), 2023, film still. Commissioned by Fremantle Arts Centre & Indigenous Desert Alliance. Image courtesy of Tim Georgeson

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