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Once was Paradise | Diane Keating

BY fortyfivedownstairs | 19-Oct-2019
Diane Keating presents a new series of oil paintings at fortyfivedownstairs in November 2019.
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs
Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
Date: 12/11/2019 - 23/11/2019
Time: Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-3pm
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Once was Paradise | Diane Keating
Diane Keating, 2019
Once was Paradise highlights Keating’s passion for the natural environment and horror at seeing the effects of climate change on remote areas. These paintings bear witness to the spiritual and physical void left by logging to fauna, flora and to our precious waterways.

“It leaves me sad and frustrated that those in power are not acting with the necessary will and resources to mitigate the effects of climate change. Our ancient fragile landscape is suffering and needs to be nurtured to sustain human life, fauna and flora,” said Keating.

In this body of work, Keating depicts endangered environments that are not always accessible to the average person who may never be able to experience such special places. Our protection is needed for these places to survive the onslaught of so-called development which results in only short-term monetary gain.

The loss of place and the warming and degradation of our oceans and its people diminishes us as caring human beings.