“Humanity will never be able to defeat a threat it cannot perceive.”
Exhibition Open Tuesday 30th May to Saturday 4th June
Exhibition Opening and 2 Degrees Fundraiser 6pm Friday 2nd June
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) and Watch This Space (WTS) are joining forces to present a collaborative exhibition “60,000 Artists” for World Environment Day 2017.
Local artist have been asked to respond to the article: Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists https://theconversation.com/its-time-for-a-new-age-of-enlightenment-why- climate-change-needs-60-000-artists-to-tell-its-story-58774
This article suggests that artists are an integral component of communicating the implications of climate change more effectively to the broader community.
The Arid Lands Environment Centre and Watch This Space (WTS) are valued long-standing local community organisations. All proceeds from sales of artworks and the fundraising event will be split to support the work of both organisations.
The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is Central Australia’s community environment organisation. For more than 36 years, ALEC has been a strong and trusted voice for the conservation and responsible management of the land, water and natural resources of Central Australia.
As the only contemporary experimental art space in Central Australia, Watch This Space has played a critical role in the creative ecology of Alice Springs for the past 24 years. It supports local, national and international artists, both emerging and established.