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Next Solo Exhibition

 

Report from the Littoral Zone

Sept 8 - Nov 25. 2018
opening Saturday 8th 1- 3pm

 

This exhibition focuses on the Australian southeast coast of NSW littoral mangroves and endangered shorebird environments. As you enter you encounter one large multi-media installation involving paintings, fibre art, sculpture and video.

All three gallery rooms are employed to create a walk-through experience of the mangroves – a place few people venture into. This is a sound and image trail map that aims 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.

 


 


Report from the Littoral Zone (mangroves), front side of screen
hand embroidery and oil on canvas, 67 x 230cm, 2017


Report from the Littoral Zone (mangroves), reverse side of screen
hand embroidery and oil on canvas, 67 x 230cm, 2017

Installation, sculpture, paintings, video across three rooms.

PREVIEW

 

WOOLLAMIA ROAD, HUSKISSON 2540
OPEN DAILY 10 – 4 PM 
 www.jervisbaymaritimemuseum.com.au

 

 

Recent Exhibition

Orpheus Island
From Coral to Coal on the Great Barrier Reef

9th Feb - 26 Feb 2017


Orpheus Island exhibition at M16 Artspace, Canberra

exhibition works

Live broadcast of opening and critical commentary by Kieren Brereton


M16ogo
ARTSPACE
21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith ACT 2603

 

Recent Works

 


Mangroves at Lowtide, embroidery and oil on canvas, 122cm x 168cm, 2018

 


Entering the Mangroves, embroidery, 122cm x 176cm, 2017

 


Life Drawing- Advanced Class, embroidery, 84cm x 114cm, 2017

Living With Monsters, embroidery, mixed media on cotton,
160cm x 245cm, 2017

Homeless in Grafton, embroidery and oil, 75cm x 95cm, 2017

Pied Oystercatcher (endangered Shorebirds),
embroidery on canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2018

Little Tern (endangered Shorebirds),
embroidery on canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2018