CLIMARTE – works showing in Melbourne

Ocean Imaginaries
The long held romantic view of the ocean as a compelling metaphor for the sacred mysteries of nature has recently been contradicted by a countervailing imagery of the slow violence of ocean pollution. In Ocean Imaginaries artists provide complex responses to global oceans in our era.

Exhibited for the first time in an art gallery, Australian artist Lynette Wallworth’s major work for fulldome digital planetariums Coral, Rekindling Venus (2012) transports the urban viewer to the mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, providing a glimpse into a magnificent environment threatened by climate change.

Under Lynette Wallworth’s fulldome artwork Coral Rekindling Venus, at RMIT Gallery. Photo by Mark Ashkanasy, 2017.
5 May – 1 July
RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston St, Melbourne
Click here to listen to Lynette Wallworth talk about the environmental issues threatening coral.
EXIT, 2008-2015. View of the installation EXIT, Collection Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
© Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smith. Photo © Luc Boegly
EXIT holds a dramatic mirror to contemporary global concerns.

“… a stark reality check for Earth’s inhabitants as sea levels rise, natural disasters proliferate, and forced migration multiplies.” The Guardian

This outstanding work stunned audiences in Paris during the 2015 climate negotiations. Not to be missed!

19 April – 16 July
Ian Potter Museum of Art
800 Swanston St, Melbourne