Event held on December 07

Art & Activism: In Conversation - The Overwintering Project

Provided by: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Event runs from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Address: Duke Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

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Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Besley hosts this impressive panel of creative activists

About this Event

Come along and be inspired to better care for the environment through hearing how this creative bunch of people have contributed to the Overwintering project and highlighted the plight of our incredible birds. Years in the making, this exhibition and wider project has included a number of community components: through the wall of wings, workshops with Aboriginal Rangers at IPA, high school workshops, excursions and a primary school poster competition.

An event not to be missed.

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Guest speakers:

Kate Gorringe-Smith

The Overwintering Project

Creator of the Overwintering Project, Melbourne-based artist Kate Gorringe-Smith works in contemporary and traditional print media in 2D and 3D form and installation. Her art investigates our relationship with the environment: the threats we create vs our connectedness with it. Kate’s work often references migratory shorebirds to illustrate the environmental connections that link us individually and globally.

Andrew Turbill

Andrew Turbill is a wildlife naturalist and professional environmental educator with two decades of practical experience developing innovative nature connection programs for youth, businesses and community along the East Coast of Australia. Whether presenting climate change science to teachers or instructing teenagers on how they can track predators across the landscape by listening to birds, Andrew’s guiding philosophy remains the same: create meaningful and authentic experiences which inspire a love of nature.

Penelope Lawry Wall of Wings Artist & CoordinatorWorking from a home studio in northern NSW, Penelope creates original limited edition prints primarily using the printmaking techniques of linocut and dry point. Penelope's images have evolved from human biology and studies of local surroundings, to responses to world events and environmental impacts on the natural world. Penelope participates in local, national and international group shows, print exchanges and competitions.

Chels MarshallGumma Indigenous Protected Area

Just south of Nambucca Heads on the north coast of New South Wales, next to the Gaagal Wanggaan (South Beach) National Park, Gumma is a culturally significant landscape and a refuge for biodiversity. To the west, the Nambucca River separates Gumma from the mainland, creating a small peninsula. Three islets float at the mouth of the Nambucca River, linking this protected area to the Pacific Ocean. Gaagal (the sea) is the totem of the traditional owners, the Gumaynggir people.


Image: Annie Day, Time to Go, 2017, lithograph and etching