When words and science fail, could art hold the answer to tackling climate change?
Earlier in 2012, the Metro Gallery housed an exhibition involving nine of Australia’s leading artists who took on the role of problem solvers in the show Climate Change, which explored the power of art to cut through political dialogue and scientific debate. See the works of artists John Olsen, Daniel Smith, Deborah Walker, John Forrest, E.L.K., JKB Fletcher, Michael Peck, Stormie Mills, Ben Howe and Vincent Fantauzzo.
“A creative response to a social problem is something that’s always avoided or evaded or not trusted. But art has an impact in a way that figures and theories don’t. It can express the inexpressible and when you add emotion to thought, you bring resolution a step closer.” – Ann McCulloch, Deakin University Professor.