This is a collection-based exhibition, bringing together a multidisciplinary display of visualised textures that depict the beauty and diversity of the Australian environment. Historically, nationalism supported the idea of environmentalism as people came to identify with the Australian landscape through imagery such as the Banksia and Eucalyptus. Environs will convey the nexus between art, science and nature to highlight the contribution made by artists and indigenous culture in raising our awareness of the natural environment. Environs is a timely reminder of the current ecological crisis that affect us all within the context of global warming. Artists will include Effy Alexakis, Lawrence Daws, Rosalie Gascoigne, John Olsen, Celcia Rosser, Billy Thomas, Craig Waddell, Fred Williams and more.
Exhibition held at the Maquarie University Art Gallery, NSW, 02 February to 20 April 2007