HARBINGERS: Care or Catastrophe, Artists explore human connections to environment in touring exhibition

Join us for our End of Year Celebrations as we present the launch of HARBINGERS: Care or Catastrophe, ALL WELCOME

  • Friday 16th December 5.30pm
  • Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, 3 Mary Elie Street, Port Pirie
  • Book via Eventbrite
  • Exhibition runs daily until Sunday 5th February 2023
  • Closed Christmas Day

The exhibition was recently shortlisted as an Arts SA Ruby Award finalist. The exhibition brings together work by five artists from across the State, living in or with strong connections to regional South Australia: Chris De Rosa (Port Elliot), Lara Tilbrook (Kangaroo Island), Ellen Trevorrow (Meningie/Coorong), Clancy Warner (Sellicks Beach), Laura Wills (Adelaide).

Comprised completely of newly commissioned works and spanning spatial installation, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, weaving and drawing, HARBINGERS draws attention to our inherent interconnectedness with the natural world and the complexities of humankind’s influences on our environments. Together the works address issues about systematic (mis)management of natural resources, endemic loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels, migration policies, catastrophic fire events and ongoing colonialism.

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HARBINGERS: Care or Catastrophe is commissioned by Country Arts SA and was developed in collaboration with Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, as part of the SPUR 2022 skills development and commissioning initiative.


Image credits

Top Featured Image
Laura Wills, A flower’s dream in a bed of flowers (detail), 2021, pastel and pencil into artist’s twin sons’ art class pages, assemblage of 36 A3 pages, total 178 x 252 cm. Photo: Rosina Possingham.

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Chris De Rosa, Under here my dreams are made of water (detail), 2021, papier mâché, etching, giclee print, collage, wire, glass beads, sand, studio floor debris, pigment, polymer paint, wire, tape pu foam, spray paint, silk cord, rope, dimensions variable, approx. 300 x 300 x 300 cm. Photo: Rosina Possingham.