Wetland Wander - Brisbane Opening
- Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:30pm
- Venue: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University — 140 Grey St, Southbank, South Brisbane, QLD
- Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online
Wetlands are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. Wetland Wander is a new art-science collaboration launching during National Science Week that aims to inspire engagement and conservation of these critical ecosystems.
Join us for the official exhibition opening with a reception, presentations and launch of immersive installations featured in the exhibition.
Wetland Wander is led by wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame, sound artist Leah Barclay, walking/media artist James Cunningham, and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks. It incorporates knowledge from current and traditional landowners within Quandamooka (Moreton Bay), and Nywaigi, Gulgnay and Girramay country in North Queensland.
Wetlands store three times more carbon than terrestrial forests, improve water quality, and are home to a diversity of species. Wetland Wander is an immersion into the environmental, cultural and aesthetic values of wetlands.
The opening will include an Acknowledgement of Country with Aunty Joan Hendriks, presentations from Professor Stuart Bunn (Director of the Australian Rivers Institute) and Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, (Director of Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre) and a live performance from Leeroy Tipiloura from ACPA (Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts) in addition to presentations from the Wetland Wander team.
The project has been supported by the Queensland Government, Advance Queensland, The Wetlands Program, The Australian Rivers Institute, QCA Galleries and the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre at Griffith University.
The Wetland Wander research team acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event is held and pay our respect to the Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
- Performance/sound art by Leah Barclay
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