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Thursday, 22 August 2019 - Sunday, 6 October 2019
9am to 4.30pm
Wyndham Art Gallery, 177 Watton Street, Werribee

James Reyne’s 1998 song and Stevie Smith’s 1957 poem Not Waving Drowning refer to issues of the heart. In this exhibition Wyndham Art Gallery applies the same famous phrases to issues of the earth.

Taking a global perspective this extraordinary exhibition looks at climate change in the 21st century. It asks, what were we thinking when we kept plundering the Earth with little thought for the future and how did we not react to the warning signs sooner.

Artists Jill Orr, Yasbelle Kerkow, Penelope Davis, Florence Tupuole, Emma Davies, George Basil Alokaka, Ella Benore Rowe, Clinton Naina and Peter Lemalu will explore the concerns and solutions to the issues of global warming.

Gallery Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am – 4.30pm
Weekends: 11am – 4pm
Public Holidays: Closed

Opening Night
Thursday 22 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, free

Artist in Conversation
Wednesday 11 September, 6pm – 8pm, free
A conversation that provokes and inspires with artists who are making work that highlights the challenging environmental future we face.

Sunday Salon
Sunday 29 September, 12pm – 5pm, $10
Join us in a wood carving session, facilitated by New Wayfinders and Pacific Climate Warriors, as they share stories and highlight the realities of climate change and some of the work being done on the frontlines as resistance, as they share the spirit “we are not drowning, we are fighting”. (copy generated in partnership with New Wayfinders)

Image: Yasbelle Kerkow, ‘Cyclone Flood’ - Courtesy of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Photo: Hamish Ta- mé