Artists practising and engaging with local sustainability
COFA Space Gallery, UNSW College of Fine Arts
1-5 November 2011
Opening night: 5.30-7.30pm, Wednesday 2 November
Curated by Purnima Ruanglertbutr
Homegrown brings together nine Australian and international artists who incorporate sustainable thinking practices into their art and embeds social change in their message. The result is a compelling exhibit comprising of an eclectic amalgam of multi-media art, sculpture and painting guided by the artists’ personal vision and sense of eco-consciousness. The artworks presented in Homegrown embody both the seeds of change towards a culture of sustainability and graphically illuminates the escalating environmental degradation and destruction currently experienced by countries worldwide. Curated by COFA students completing the Masters of Art Administration, Homegrown aims to form a thought-provoking testament of our changing world, our humanity, our waste and our hope.
The exhibition invites artists to creatively address the issue of sustainability by exploring daily practices such as recycling, water, food production, energy and transport and respond to environmental issues that are a result of destructive human activity. The artists are encouraged to communicate their ideas in the most sustainable manner to advocate, “going green.”