‘Dieback’ refers to the eerie phenomena of mass-tree extinction, in this case the death of the Eucalyptus viminalis in the Snowy-Monaro region. The cause is uncertain but environmental scientists and the local Ngarigo Elders believe it due to a combination of factors including drought and lack of seasonal cool burning. Using footage of this site as a point of departure the work in this exhibition speculates on an earth post climate-apocalypse. When ecology is out of balance familiar landscapes become dysfunctional and rendered foreign.
Artist In Conversation: Unknown Futures | Wednesday 5 June 2019, 6-8pm
Join artist Sammy Hawker, Landcare restoration ecology leader Lauren van Dyke and forest scientist Cris Brack for a lively forum discussing Eucalyptus dieback as a sign of unknown environmental futures.
Free event, online bookings preferred.