Based on the principles of Planetary Health 'critical mass: the art of planetary health' explores new and more sustainable practices relating to environmental living.
The participating artists, social activists and traditional owners provide reflections on eco-anxiety, yet remain hopeful for the future state of the world, as they imagine better scenarios for our planet and future generations; through their creative responses they examine the roles that traditional First Nations knowledge, technology, science and human ingenuity can, and must, play in stabilising our environment and developing a healthier and more equitable society.
Featuring; Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline, Alexander Boynes & Mandy Martin, Russell Drysdale, Simryn Gill, Gundungurra Aboriginal Heritage Association Inc. Fiona Hall, Hans Heysen, Ona Janzen, Locust Jones, Janet Laurence, Glen Mackie (Kei Kalak), Andrew Merry, Sidney Nolan, Daniel O’Shane, Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, Louis Pratt, Joan Ross & Dean Sewell
3 October – 6 December 2020
For more information, visit bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au/exhibition/critical-mass-art-planetary-health
Image 1 : DEAN SEWELL In the Line of Fire 2019, digital photograph on Canon Rag Photographique, 310gsm 100% cotton, 70 x 92cm
Image 2: DANIEL O’SHANE Aib ene Zogo Ni Pat (Aib and the Sacred Waterhole) (detail) 2015, vinylcut, hand-wiped & hand-coloured, courtesy the artist and Canopy Art, Cairns
Image 3: BACK COVER: ONA JANZEN Two weeks self-portrait (detail) 2017, photographic print on cotton photo-rag, 140 x 90 cm, courtesy private collection