Colleen Boyle / Clara Brack / Garth Henderson / Heather Hesterman / Bridget Hillebrand / Penny Hunt / Rebecca Mayo / Harry Nankin / Jen Rae / Dominic Redfern / Sarah Tomasetti / Maurizio Toscano
curated by Heather Hesterman
Flow is a peculiar type of motion. It is what water does when ice sheets melt; what makes rivers etch the earth over eons; it is the grand gesture of humanity’s movement from the past into the future; and, alas, it is also that unfeeling description of massive, involuntary human migration. Matter and energy flow, and information too: evidenced by the firing of neurons as much as the contagion of an Internet sensation. Flow asks us to reflect on our experiences of flows and invites us to bear witness to the ecological present while hearing the call of our common ecological future.
20th April - 21st May 2017
Opening celebration / Thursday 20 April 6 - 8pm
To be opened by Cr Mark Riley,
with opening remarks from Professor Jon Barnett, School of Geography, The University of Melbourne
233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick VIC 3056
link to Counihan Gallery info
Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017 - a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
Garth Henderson / Industry FLOW
Germany's former industrial heartland in the Ruhr Valley is now classified as the Route der Industriekultur. Many former German industrial sites have seen a rebirth as tourist destinations and cultural hubs, marking a significant evolution from the initial powerhouse base of industry and military, through to tourism, creative economies and information technologies. Germany is pioneering a shift: energiewende an energy revolution, embracing renewable energies such as wind and solar and to re-purpose and modernise old buildings to be climate neutral.
Zeche Zollverin is a former coal processing plant decommissioned in 1993, and now registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, providing a multipurpose cultural space for tourists and residents of Essen. The monumental Bauhaus 'Neue Sachlichkeit' style addition of Shaft 12 in the 1930's earned its reputation as ' the most beautiful coal mine in the world ' and is considered an architectural and technical masterpiece. This was part of the powerhouse forging Germany’s industrial might during WWII. Visitors now experience the history of German industry, ice skate through the old coking channels in winter, listen to Electronic Dance Music in the bar, or experience the Design Museum in the former boiler house.
Landschaftspark, in Duisburg Nord is a former steel and coal production plant, re-imagined as public open space. This 180-hectare site unifies industrial heritage, landscape design, nature and public interaction. Designed by Latz and Partner in 1991, the underlying principles concern the concepts of memory. How memory changes over time and affects how we interact with history, and how that becomes incorporated into the site's industrial heritage in a positive way.