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Ocean Imaginaries

BY RMIT Gallery | 10-Apr-2017
Responding to a recent turn to the ocean in the environmental humanities, this international exhibition considers how reflections on the ocean are aesthetically reconfigured when viewed from a contemporary urban perspective. Curated by Linda Williams. Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 - a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
Ocean Imaginaries 5th May – 1st July 2017. Opening Night - 6-8 pm, Thursday 4th May.

Responding to a recent turn to the ocean in the environmental humanities, this international exhibition considers how reflections on the ocean are aesthetically reconfigured when viewed from a contemporary urban perspective.

Curator Linda Williams. Artists including; Anne Bevan, Emma Critchley and John Roach, Alejandro Durán, Simon Finn, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Chris Jordan, Sam Leach, Janet Laurence, Mariele Neudecker, Joel Rea, Dominic Redfern, Debbie Symons, Jason deCaires Taylor, teamLab, Guido van der Werve, Chris Wainwright and Lynette Wallworth.

Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 - a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

Public programs - Bookings essential 03 9925 1717.
Friday 5th May 1-2 pm; Curator’s talk with Linda Williams.
Thursday 11th May 5.30-6.30 pm; Under the Dome: Lynette Wallworth
Friday 12th May 1-2 pm; Art & environmental risk: Linda Williams & Lynette Wallworth.
Number Of The Machine; 19th May — 10th June 2017.

Performed over several hours each day, audiences are invited to watch two human bodies become components of a kinetic sculpture, disassembling and laboriously transporting a timber dwelling from one synthetic island to another.

Daily performance times; Monday – Saturday, 12.30-4.30 pm. Thursdays, 2.30-6.30 pm.

Friday 19th May 12-12.30 pm; Artistic Directors talk with Antony Hamilton.

RMIT Gallery Free admission. Lift access. Mon-Fri 11am to 5pm, Thurs 11 – 7pm, Sat 12.00 to 5pm, closed Sun and public holidays. Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook. Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter. A: 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000 T: +613 9925 1717 E: rmit.gallery@rmit.edu.au W: www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery