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The Sky Is Falling Project Kollective Art Exhibition

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The Sky is Falling is about preserving Sydney's trees
'The Sky is Falling' is an art exhibition about the beauty of nature and its destruction by man for his own purpose.

Project Kollective Spaces is a group of local artists who have joined together because they share a common bond. They have a love of nature and want to make people aware of what is happening to the trees in our ever-expanding densely populated city.

Nature, trees, Art Exhibition, Gabbi Lancaster
Traces III by Gabbie Lancaster


The exhibition 'The Sky is Falling' explores the huge impact urban development is having on the quality of our environment. There is a rising tension between our built and natural environment.

Art Exhibition The sky is falling. Bondi Pavillion Artist Mel Mayer Aluminium print photograph
An aluminium print photograph by artist Mel Maher.


Trees play a significant role in determining the quality of our environment. This exhibition asks us to observe and acknowledge the beauty and purpose of trees.

The Sky is Falling Art exhibition Bondi Pavillion
Traces V by Gabbie Lancaster


The exhibition focuses on the cultural and environmental significance of trees. These artists have done a magnificent job of showing nature's purpose of trees and their relationship with people. To do this they have used photography, mixed-media, film, drawing and painting.

Art exhibition The Sky is Falling Bondi Pavillion
Hollow by Jayne Leadbetter


Artist Gabbi Lancaster, who has several nature paintings in this exhibition, is an artist I admire. I have attended two of her exhibitions in the past. The way she uses colour in her nature paintings is so beautiful and delicate. She brings nature alive with her love of trees and plant-life. It lifts my spirit, as I am sure it will lift yours.

Gabbi lancaster Art Exhibition The Sky is falling Bondi Pavillion
Versus I by Gabbi Lancaster


Another painting is by artist Anni Haque. This is a more traditional painting in its mood. Here we look at a lovely Autumn scene of trees giving shade and leaves turning to gold.

Light and Shade by Anni Haque
Light and Shade artist Anni Haque


Gabbi Lancaster is also an art teacher. The next painting is a collage done by her students showing their love of trees. Also written under this painting are some of the comments they made on the subject. I found the way they expressed themselves honestly, which is refreshing. Children seem to have a way of doing this beautifully.

The Sky is falling Art exhibition Children's impressions
Children's impressions The Sky is Falling Art exhibitions


These children are part of the South Coogee Art Club. Here is some of what the children said in regards their love of the trees:

I love trees because they help us breathe.
I love trees because they give homes for birds and other animals.
I love trees, they give us oxygen and we would die without them.
I love trees because they give us shade and also beauty, that we take for granted.


The last work I will show is Gabbi Lancaster working in her studio at home.

The sky is falling Art exhibition Bondi Pavillion
Gabbi Lancaster at her studio at home


The curator of 'The Sky is Falling' Is Jennifer O'Brien. Some of the artists who are showcasing their works are:

Gabbi Lancaster
Jayne Leadbetter
Jane Wilson
Annie Haque
Mel Maher
Jeslyne Fung

Included in the exhibition is a short film by filmmaker Randall Wood. This will be a premiere screening.

'The Sky Is Falling' Project Kollective Art Exhibition is at Bondi Pavilion, Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach, New South Wales from Wednesday 20 September 2017 to Sunday 1 October 2017, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Entry is free.

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Why? A wonderful exhibition of nature that shows importance of trees versus buildings
When: Wednesday 20 September 2017 Sunday 1 October 2017 / 10:00am 5:00pm
Phone: 0425-349-375
Where: Bondi Pavilion, Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach, New South Wales
Cost: Free to the public
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