|Thylacine skeleton, Australian Museum|
Monday, January 3, 2011
“Endangered” - invitation to local artists
"Endangered" is a project of Planetary Healing Artists Association of Australia and the Dog's Bar St.Kilda. The exhibition will run from 6th. to 13th. February 2011.
Species extinction is among the most neglected issues arising in the context of global Climate Change. Yet, it is certain that the rapid climatic changes predicted for the 21st Century and beyond will disrupt ecosystems around the world and will add many more animals and plants to the list of species threatened by extinction.
The world is a precious place. Endangered speaks to our sense of what may be lost if we continue to pursue a lifestyle that neglects the vulnerability of our living environment. Look at the SKY, the AIR belongs to the Birds, Butterflies, Trees and YOU. Your actions keep all clean and healthy.
The exhibition will feature artworks of local artists. Each work tells a story of a species of flora or fauna faced by the threat of extinction. In creatively communicating their concern for the living things that we share our world with, the artists ask us to extend our horizon beyond our immediate interests. By contemplating the beauty and richness of the beings that may be lost, Endangered opens a space for our understanding that we are part of something much larger, which fills us with awe and is worth protecting.
Whatever you do even right this minute is either good or bad for the ENVIRONMENT for NATURE and for YOU.