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THE
ECOLOGIES
PROJECT
Lisa Stewart, Brainstone to Birdman 2007
video still, courtesy of the artist
LAURENCE ABERHART | LAUREN BERKOWITZ | CHRIS BOND | ANGELA BRENNAN | PAUL BUWANG BUWANG
JANET BURCHILL AND JENNIFER McCAMLEY | JOYCE CAMPBELL | MIKALA DWYER | MICHAEL CORRIDORE
PETER DOMBROVSKIS | BRODIE ELLIS | ANNA EPHRAIM | GALI YALKARRIWUY GURRUWIWI | ANDREW HAZEWINKEL
SUSAN JACOBS | ASH KEATING | NICK MANGAN | DHUWARRWARR MARIKA | MANDY MARTIN | VERA MÖLLER
JAMES MORRISON | ANNE NOBLE | HENRY NUPURRA | RAQUEL ORMELLA | FIONA PARDINGTON | LUKE PITHER
ADAM PYETT | STUART RINGHOLT | EWEN ROSS | SANDRA SELIG | ANDREW SINCLAIR | EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS
LISA STEWART | RICKY SWALLOW | CHRISTIAN THOMPSON | MICHELLE USSHER | ROHAN WEALLEANS
ROY WIGGAN | JOHN WOLSELEY | CURATORS: GERALDINE BARLOW AND DR KYLA McFARLANE
MEDIA KIT
THE ECOLOGIES PROJECT
The Ecologies Project
Exhibition Dates:
Monash University Museum of Art,
17 September – 22 November 2008
Top: Susan Jacobs Side effect 2008 (detail), wood, graphite, charcoal, courtesy of the artist
Above: Michael Corridore Untitled 9 2006, Type C photograph, courtesy of the artist
Monash University Museum of Art
MUMA
Ground Floor, Building 55
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Wellington Road, Clayton
Postal: Monash University VIC 3800
Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 2-5pm
T: 61 3 9905 4217
E: [email protected]
www.monash.edu.au/muma
Free entry
MEDIA KIT
THE ECOLOGIES PROJECT
Introduction
What is this project that we are now undertaking, as we globally
seek a new balance with the ecological systems that sustain us?
Will endgame, apocalyptic visions drive change, or can our
wonder in the natural world inspire the creation of a brighter
future?
Artists have long drawn inspiration from nature, as well as being advocates for
a sustainable relationship between humanity and the environment. Now that a
need for change has become broadly accepted, what role for art?
Even with this accepted impetus to action, the particular paths we might take
are unclear. It is an exciting and unsettling time as we sit between the darkest
and most hopeful of futures. We must grapple with a myriad of abstract and
interconnected systems, economic, environmental, social and philosophical.
At this moment in time, art offers a lens through which we can examine
the world as well as a kind of metaphorical thinking that can sharpen our
perception of the relation between these complex parts and their impact on
a dynamic whole. The Ecologies Project includes work by 40 artists exploring
issues of sustainability, climate change and the idea of ecology as both form
and metaphor.
PRE-OPENING CURATORS’ TALK
Saturday 20 September at 1.30pm
Geraldine Barlow and Dr Kyla McFarlane
OPENING FUNCTION
Saturday 20 September at 2.00pm
Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton Campus
With opening remarks at 2:45pm
by Professorial Fellow John Thwaites, Chairman of the Monash Sustainability
Institute, and Former Deputy Victorian Premier and minister for Minister for
Environment, Water and Climate Change
Above: Michelle Ussher Willy won’t he 2007
watercolour, pencil and acrylic on paper, Artbank Collection.
Below: Peter Dombrovskis, Morning mist, Rock Island Bend,
CATALOGUE
A 68 page colour catalogue will be produced for The Ecologies Project
featuring text by exhibition curators Geraldine Barlow and Dr Kyla McFarlane
and selected text responses by researchers from a range of Monash
University departments including the Monash Sustainability Institute.
1979, image courtesy Liz Dombrovskis
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday 26 October 2008 11.30am
PGAV Get into Art! Open Day event
Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton Campus
THE AURA OF IMAGE: Associate Professor Robert Nelson, Associate Dean,
Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University and art critic,
The Age in conversation with curators Geraldine Barlow and
Dr Kyla McFarlane, discussing the role that Peter Dombrovskis’ iconic
image Morning mist, Rock Island Bend, Franklin River played in the ‘Save
the Franklin River’ campaign and how artists are advocating for a more
sustainable future.
Bookings required: 03 9905 4217 or [email protected]
For additional Education and public programs during The Ecologies
Project see MUMA website www.monash.edu.au/muma
Media Contact
For further information or image requests please contact Danny Lacy, Program Administrator
03 99051618 or [email protected]
THE ECOLOGIES PROJECT
LAURENCE ABERHART | LAUREN BERKOWITZ | CHRIS BOND | ANGELA BRENNAN | PAUL BUWANG BUWANG
JANET BURCHILL AND JENNIFER McCAMLEY | JOYCE CAMPBELL | MIKALA DWYER | MICHAEL CORRIDORE
PETER DOMBROVSKIS | BRODIE ELLIS | ANNA EPHRAIM | GALI YALKARRIWUY GURRUWIWI | ANDREW HAZEWINKEL
SUSAN JACOBS | ASH KEATING | NICK MANGAN | DHUWARRWARR MARIKA | MANDY MARTIN | VERA MÖLLER
JAMES MORRISON | ANNE NOBLE | HENRY NUPURRA | RAQUEL ORMELLA | FIONA PARDINGTON | LUKE PITHER
ADAM PYETT | STUART RINGHOLT | EWEN ROSS | SANDRA SELIG | ANDREW SINCLAIR | EILEEN YARITJA STEVENS
LISA STEWART | RICKY SWALLOW | CHRISTIAN THOMPSON | MICHELLE USSHER | ROHAN WEALLEANS
ROY WIGGAN | JOHN WOLSELEY | CURATORS: GERALDINE BARLOW AND DR KYLA McFARLANE
Professor John Redmond, Chair,
and Max Delany, Director, MUMA,
cordially invite you to the opening of
The Ecologies Project
Exhibition Dates
17 September – 22 November 2008
Monash University Museum of Art,
Clayton Campus
SPECIAL PRESENTATION
Sunday 26 October 2008 11.30am
PGAV Get into Art! Open Day event
Monash University Museum of Art
PRE-OPENING CURATORS’ TALK
Saturday 20 September at 1.30pm
Education and Public Programs
THE AURA OF IMAGE: Associate
Professor Robert Nelson, Associate
Dean, Faculty of Art and Design,
Monash University and art critic,
The Age in conversation with
curators Geraldine Barlow and
Dr Kyla McFarlane, discussing the
role that Peter Dombrovskis’ iconic
image Morning mist, Rock Island
Bend, Franklin River played in the
‘Save the Franklin River’ campaign
and how artists are advocating for a
more sustainable future.
Bookings required
OPENING FUNCTION
Saturday 20 September at 2.00pm
Monash University Museum of Art,
Clayton Campus
With opening remarks at 2:45pm
by Professorial Fellow John
Thwaites, Chairman of the Monash
Sustainability Institute, and Former
Deputy Victorian Premier and
Minister for Environment, Water and
Climate Change
Wed 24 September 12.30pm
Susan Jacobs
Lunchtime Art Forum
Faculty of Art and Design,
Caulfield campus
Wed 8 October 10.30am-12pm
Seniors Week event
Frances Saunders, Actively
gardening for a sustainable future.
Monash University Museum of Art,
Clayton Campus
Bookings required
Monash University Museum of Art
MUMA
Ground Floor, Building 55
Monash University, Clayton Campus
Wellington Road, Clayton
Postal: Monash University VIC 3800
Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 2-5pm
T: 61 3 9905 4217
E: [email protected]
www.monash.edu.au/muma
Free entry
Lisa Stewart, Brainstone to Birdman 2007
video still, courtesy of the artist