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08 May — 08 May

11:00 am — 12:00 pm

Artists Talks

Artist Talk with Donna Davis and special guest Prof.Darren Crayn Director Australian Tropical Herbarium

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

Join Artist Donna Davis and Prof. Darren Crayn, Director Australian Tropical Herbarium to discuss her exhibition’ When a Tree Falls’

NorthSite Contemporary Arts Invites you to walk through Donna Davis’s exhibition, When a Tree Falls with the artist, discuss her artworks in concept and presentation.

This playful yet reflective exhibition speaks of climate-induced flora displacement, hidden ecological players and the human; exploring imagined ecological-adaptations, ecological hierarchies and the idea of kin.

The works respond to current artist-residencies embedded within state and international science projects based in far North Queensland that explore the issue of rising temperatures from different perspectives. There is a long history of artists documenting scientific endeavors, however this exhibition extends beyond documentation, using sculpture, stop-frame animation, digital media, and installation to explore interspecies relationships and perceived notions of hierarchy within ecological systems.

“Anthropogenic disturbance is the reason for the current climate situation; as an artist I seek to understand the ecological complexity and explore our role as humans to alleviate and remedy the disorder?”

Arrive at NorthSite, Bulmba-ja 96 Abbott St, Cairns City at 10.45am for 11am talk in the main gallery.
Please sanitise and register your details at the entrance for COVID Contact Tracing via paper slip or QR code.
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We look forward to seeing you!

NorthSite Team


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96 Abbott Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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