The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower - exhibition

The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower - exhibition

  • When: 3 May - 16 June 2019
  • Where: Noosa Regional Gallery, Riverside, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin
  • Time: Open Tuesday - Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday - Sunday 10am -3pm
  • Price: Free entry
  • Phone: 07 5329 6145
  • Website: www.noosaregionalgallery.com.au

Noosa Regional Gallery presents The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower, an affiliate exhibition of the Victorian-based ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival.

This is the first time the festival has chosen an affiliate exhibition venue outside Victoria.

The festival aims to harness the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change and the Noosa exhibition recreates the abundant and biodiverse natural ecosystems of the Noosa region through art.

Taking its title from the Dylan Thomas poem, The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower explores how humans interact with and coexist with their surroundings.

The gallery is loaded with artworks that flood the surfaces and bounce off one another with dramatic shifts in orientation and scale.

Featuring the works of 30 artists across 17 projects, the exhibition includes sculptures, paintings and photographs alongside video, installations and soundscapes.

Artists include Sam Leach, Bianca Beetson, Leah Barclay, Kylie Stillman and Ash Keating.

ARTIST TALK
Porcelain sculpture artist Sarah Rayner, who is featured in the exhibition, will present a free talk at the gallery on 15 June. Join Sarah for a relaxed conversation and morning tea at 10.30am.

Living in bushland on the outskirts of Maleny and surrounded by flora, Sarah draws much of her inspiration from Australian native plants. As an artist, she mostly works in sculpture, creating collections of objects. Sarah is fascinated by the reproductive organs of plants - primarily the parts of a flower that develop into the fruit and seeds. She recently won the Little Things Art Prize in Sydney.

This is a free event but please RSVP via noosaregionalgallery.com.au/artist-talks

Noosa Regional Gallery is a short, riverfront stroll from Noosa Marina cafes - catch the Noosa Ferry from Hastings Street or Noosaville.

Image: Sarah Rayner, She spoke in a whisper, 2018. Hand-carved porcelain with terra sigillata. Photo by Greg Piper.

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