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

Report from the Littoral Zone


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



(02) 4441 5675


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.


I will also be conducting three mixed media art workshops during the exhibition. Contact the museum for bookings and details on (02) 4441 5675.