Antarctica - All to lose, The Bowery Gallery, April 21 to June 8
Antarctica is the iconic landscape on many a traveller's 'Bucket List' and the focus of this exhibition. I explore how our contemporary consumer culture through tourism impacts remote locations. Through various mediums such as video, photography, sound, and installation, my exhibition exploits the relationship between wanting to preserve an environmentally critical ecosystem and the traveller's desire to go and explore such sensitive areas. Focusing on my onsite examination of Deception and Livingston Islands in Antarctica, and through my artistic lens, I expose the community to how remote places are being affected by not just our physical presence but also our presence from a distance.
Absence of Line Art Est Sydney, March 3 to 28
This drawing exhibition by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger examines 2 environments in a new and exciting way. Exploring the fringe between land and sea through mangrove drawings and then the ocean floor through text, Lea reveals to us the unseen or forgotten.
Using canvas and linen as the substrate for her mangrove drawings, Lea allows the material to evoke the mangroves' surface. Her drawings advocate for environmental change in our rivers and coastline. She exposes the beauty of these plants through chiaroscuro, juxtaposing the dark of a pessimistic future with the light of our hope for a changing world.
Beyond the coastline and into the Coral Sea Marine Park, Lea's drawing examinations will include works that began with her residency onboard the Schmidt Ocean Institutes research vessel, the Falkor. Taking the code used by computer systems to translate information gathered by multibeam sonar Lea takes you on an undersea land journey that only this code can reveal.
Click to hear Lea talk about her coded drawings in this exhibition