Mending & Tending: Art that works for Nature

July 28 – August 26, 2023

Mending & Tending

Shona Wilson, portrait making ephemeral work, image courtesy the artist.

Mending & Tending

Sam Moss, image courtesy the artist.

Local Artists Sam Moss, Jess Poulsen and Shona Wilson have been selected for Byron Shire Council’s $5,000 Climate Conversations commission, for their collaborative project, Mending and Tending: Art that works for Nature.

Climate Conversations is a new creative initiative that invites Northern Rivers artists to collaborate with community and explore ways we can adapt, re-organise, and evolve in the face of climate change through the arts. The theme for the inaugural Climate Conversations is ‘Adaptation’ and artists were invited to submit an application last year for a collaborative, community-focused project and exhibition. 

The selected artists, who are well known in our community and have significant experience exploring and responding to our natural environment, will present the work as part of an exhibition in the Gallery in July 2023. As part of the project, there will also be a series of events in the gallery and offsite aimed to generate deeper conversations and immersive experiences, highlighting the fragility of our landscape and discussing the issues of climate change and adaptation.

Stay tuned for more information on this project and connected events.

Climate Conversations is a Biennial Creative Project Partnership between Lone Goat Gallery and Byron Shire Council.