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Voices of Nature - National Exhibition - Opening Night

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Join us in Brisbane on Wednesday 14th October, for our fantastic opening party for the "Voices of Nature 2020" National Exhibition at 'Vacant Assembly' in West End. 


'Voices of Nature 2020' brings together acoustic ecology and visual art communities to explore ways of representing nature’s voice(s). The exhibition
aims to encourage the exploration of the concepts of standing, representation, and agency of the natural world within human governance systems.

The exhibition is part of the biennial Rights of Nature week, hosted by the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA) and is presented in partnership with the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology (AFAE). Rights of Nature is grounded in the recognition that humanity is just one member of the wider Earth community, and that we have evolved with, and are dependent upon, a healthy, interconnected web of life on Earth. Rights of Nature laws are emerging around the world, and they aim to change the legal status of nature from being merely human property, to being recognised as rights bearing entities with their own right to exist, thrive and evolve.

Other events during 'Rights of Nature Week', include AELA’s International Earth Laws Conference – “Earth Laws Asia Pacific: Earth, Sea, Fire, Spirit” (October 14 -16); the Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights, (October 17) and the Voices of Nature Public Lecture Series, being hosted from August to October 2020.


Exhibiting artists include: Leah Barclay, Renata Buziak, Tanja Bruegemann, Vicki Kelleher, Aviva Reed, Kay Lawrence, Marian Drew, Merete Megarrity, Vivienne Glance, Vicki Hallett, Peter Cameron, Michele England.

The exhibition will include works from practitioners from around Australia including: Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane. Works include video projection, soundscapes, paintings, sculptures, ceramics and poetry. Artists are using a range of strategies that include visual and acoustic recordings of natural processes, recycling of materials, translating natural sounds into visual form, poetic interpretation and deepening relations with location through field recordings and art production.

Vacant Assembly
266 Montague Road, West End

Thurs 15th October – Sat 17th October 10am – 4pm
Sun 18th October 12 – 5pm

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