A Tree’s Worth
Art- Science Collaborations
This exhibition asks us to re- think & re-frame trees
Opening Saturday 27th April- 26th May, 2019
This art- science exhibition raises complex ideas around earth rights, nature's agency & trees within our landscape.
Language frames the way in which we see the world. Recently, the term 'ecosystem services' has become a way to describe the important role nature plays in 'supporting' humans. Often criticized for language that commodifies nature, giving it a monetary value to be bartering with, it also gives nature a bartering force within the governance structure that currently exists. This exhibition raises ideas around earth rights, voice, agency and the capacity of trees to mitigate a changing climate. This exhibition is a collaboration between artists, writers, scientists, planners, policy makers and trees.
A Tree's Worth questions the paradox of language, exploring the role that data may play in the contemporary human journey of learning to listen to trees, simultaneously celebrating trees and their 'worth' in society.
This exhibition is part of the Art + Climate = Change festival, 2019.
Trees, Concrete & Culture
Saturday May 18th. Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
This free mini- symposium is part of the “A Tree’s Worth” exhibition and brings together artists, planners, scientists, horticulturalists, arborists, lawyers and policy makers to discuss trees in our landscape from multiple perspectives.