Seeking artworks for ‘Sand, Sea & Obscenity’ art exhibition
You are invited to participate in the third Save Our Gulfs Coalition (SOGC) Art Exhibition, which will be co-presented by the Marine Life Society of South Australia for the first time in 2014. The exhibition will launch at The Arts Centre, Pt Noarlunga (old Institute Building, Gawler St, Port Noarlunga) on November 24. The show will be presented there until December 7, with further exhibitions planned for other locations in 2015.
This year, the theme is:
‘Sand, Sea and Obscenity.’
The purpose of the exhibition is to invite artists and the audience to consider the extraordinary marine biodiversity of the SA Gulfs and the threats to this biodiversity. The threats to the Gulfs are increasing – the biodiversity is decreasing. Housing and tourism development, industrialisation, mining, fish farming and commercial exploitation combine to create the threats. As citizens and as environmental observers and supporters, we are appalled that the laws and regulations created to protect these marine environments and species are being overridden by the obsession with profits and economic growth at all costs.
We name these practices and values an obscenity.
- Who speaks for these ancient, precious environments?
- Who speaks for these threatened species?
- Who names, without fear or favour, these obscenities?
We invite your considered and creative responses to this theme.
Note: Entry fee is $15
Established in 1976, the Marine Life Society of South Australia Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to understanding, promoting and conserving South Australia’s marine biodiversity. Many of the articles found on this blog were originally published in the Society’s monthly newsletters or annual journals.