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Art examines our Biodiversity
An upcoming exhibition asks audiences to consider the extraordinary marine biodiversity of the SA Gulfs and the threats to this biodiversity. The threats to the Gulfs are increasing – the biodiversity is decreasing. Artists were asked to interpret the beauty of the gulf and also to explore the environmental threats to the gulf and ocean.
Sand, Sea and Obscenity
There are many factors affecting our biodiversity. From housing and tourism development, industrialisation, mining, fish farming and commercial exploitation. All these things combine to create a threat to the oceans and our biodiversity.
There are many factors affecting our biodiversity
The organisers of this art exhibition are focusing on the laws and regulations created to protect these marine environments and species, which are being overridden by the obsession with profits and economic growth at all costs. For further background on this topic an excellent documentary series has just screened on SBS entitled What's the Catch narrated by presenter and Tasmanian Food identity Matthew Evans. The series examined the real issues of where our seafood comes from and the threat to biodiversity and our oceans by using unsustainable practices.
There is definitely food for thought on who speaks for these ancient, precious environments and who speaks for these threatened species. The artists were invited to consider these themes and creative responses to this. The official opening will take place on Thursday, November 27th at 6.30pm. Guest speakers will be Dick Olesinski, environmentalist and Georgina Williams, kaurna elder.
The exhibition will beheld at the Arts Centre, Old Institute Building, Gawler street, Port Noarlunga. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. The exhibition runs from the 24th of November until the 7th of December.