Jewellery, image and objects responding to changing landscapes and ecologies.
To be opened by Leah Grace, Arts and Cultural Development Officer, Alexandrina Council, on Sunday 3 September at 2.30pm. ALL WELCOME
In the shadow of the growing consciousness and concern about the effects of climate change, is a collective anxiety about the passing of a once familiar and trusted experience of the natural world. Combining the Latin word solacium, meaning comfort, with the Greek root algia, meaning pain, Australian philosopher Glen Albright introduced 'Solastalgia' to our vernacular describing the sense of melancholia associated with the negative changes to our loved home environments.
Investigating the intersection between human activity and the altered natural environments along our beaches, oceans, reefs and waterways, works by artists, Lesa Farrant, Claire Brooks, Jo Wilmot speak from place between grief and hope to the growing movement that is driving initiatives that will positively impact on our environment.
'Solastalgia' is a collaborative touring event that aims to connect Adelaide based jewellers/object makers with regional artists who wish to voice their personal or political take on the subject of climate change and unsustainable development.
"In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy" Edward O Wilson
Collaboration between Jo Wilmot and Nijiree Paroolitilpa