Last Solo Exhibition
Report from the Littoral Zone
Sept 8 - Nov 25. 2018
This exhibition focused on the Australian southeast coast of NSW littoral mangroves and endangered shorebird environments. As you entered you encounted one large multi-media installation involving paintings, fibre art, sculpture and video.
All three gallery rooms were employed to create a walk-through experience of the mangroves – a place few people venture into. It is a sound and image trail map that aimed to refocus attention on local eco-pressure points.
The littoral zone is increasingly under attack from global warming, tourism and urban development. The disappearance of migratory shorebirds from our beaches is just one obvious sign of this phenomena. Until recently our mangroves were seen as wasted wetlands. Now we know mangroves are crucial to the health of our coastal environments – as pollution filters, wildlife nurseries, barriers against storms and rising sea level effects.
Kurt Brereton is a mid career visual and digital media artist and writer.
Kurt grew up surrounded by mangroves at Brunswick Heads on the far north coast of NSW. He now lives on the south coast at Currarong beach near Nowra.
Against A Skyline of Canted Rust
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Reappropriated Readymade artwork.
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