Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Wednesday 19th April 2017
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 will be held from 19 April – 14 May across Melbourne and regional Victoria. The festival will feature a major installation at Federation Square, 20 curated exhibitions at Victoria’s leading museums and galleries, national and international guests, keynote lectures and public programs. The program will inform, engage and inspire, delivering an expansive and stimulating series of events that can lead toward a creative, just and sustainable future.
The festival is presented by ClimARTe, a charity that brings together arts organisations of all kinds to acknowledge human induced climate change and advocate for restorative action. They believe art, culture and the environment are vital areas of contemporary intersection, that have the potential to generate thought provoking explorations of the environmental problems of the 21st Century.
The inaugural ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 festival was held in 2015 and recently described by the international news website, Huffington Post, as one of the ‘top ten climate events for 2015’.
The Charles Nodrum Gallery is pleased to be working in collaboration with Climarte and this year's festival, and will present a group exhibition of Australian and European landscape paintings and works on paper dating from the 19th century to today.
Selected works will be accompanied by analysis and comments from participating climate scientists Penny Whetton and Dr Joelle Gergis, shedding light on how changing environments have been captured by artists.
At over 100 artworks, Land, Rain & Sun will be the largest and most broad ranging exhibition in the program.