Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Coral: Art Science Life

Currently on display at the Macleay Museum is the vibrant exhibition, Coral: Art Science Life - a conscientious exploration into the precarious condition of our fragile reef systems.

Shown alongside the museum’s collection of cultural objects from the eponymous William John Macleay’s expedition to Papua New Guinea, Coral: Art Science Life provides us with a multifaceted view into the bountiful beauty of coral while highlighting its fragile future.

In Coral: art four artists showcase beautiful works that  explore our relationship to this delicate marine environment, while responding to the museum’s collection. In Coral: science four students show us the crucial role of research for understanding the reefs and their future. In Coral: life students from two schools in the Torres Strait share their vision of the marine life of the reefs of the Coral Sea. 

Coral: Art Science Life is on display at the Macleay Museum until the 1st September 2012. Check it out!

Above image: 
Carmen Wallace, Cocoon #8, 2009, beach-found fishing rope with coral, thread, 48 x 22cm

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