ARBOREAL

October 26, 2011 1:00 am to December 15, 2011 1:00 am

Fred Williams (1927-1982)
Trees, 1963, oil on board,
Macquarie University Collection
Copyright estate of Fred Williams
Photography Effy Alexakis, Photowrite

26 October – 15 December 2011

 

Arboreal explores the way trees are more than just biochemical entities but living cultures within their own right and capable of collecting narratives of historical and contemporary importance. The exhibition designed as vignettes, will incorporate the indoor museum space with that of the outdoor Arboretum museum to engage viewers with the different ways we understand and interact with nature

Taking a social history view of art, tree narratives, which have touched diverse and connected themes of exploration, colonialism, exploitation, environmental degradation and indigenous sacred sites and knowledge, are of vital importance to our current understanding of the environmental crisis we now all face.

Macquarie University Art Gallery
Building E11AMacquarie University
NSW 2109