Louise Rippert, Reflect, 2019
Paper, vinyl, metallic thread, gouache and Lunaria annua seed pods
100cm x 100cm


Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

― Arundhati Roy

In the context of the Climate Emergency, and timed with the end of the financial year, FLOW is an exhibition exploring what a better future looks like.

As a medium of exchange, the word currency is derived from the word current, the origin of which was curraunt meaning flowing (c. 1300). Like thriving ecosystems, healthy economies depend on healthy flows of life sustaining resources.

Examining the flow between money, politics, information and power, artwork in FLOW poses critical questions about financial flows, reminds us of the vital interconnections and interdependencies between all life, and shows the profound possibilities of economic systems based on respect and reciprocity.

Participating artists Melissa Corbett, Rod Gray, Pam Kleemann-Passi, Linda Knight, Jo Lane, Carolyn Lewens, Jenny McCracken, Sarah Metzner, Paul Prato, Jen Rae, Bronwyn Razem, Louise Rippert, Adam Stone, Giselle Wilkinson. Creative Producer Deborah Hart.

Exhibition Details:
Where: CLIMARTE Gallery, 120 Bridge Rd, Richmond
When: 31 May – 1 July 2023

FLOW Artist Talks at CLIMARTE Gallery:

Wednesday 14 June 2023, 6 – 7.30pm
What makes a ‘creative economy’?
Please join FLOW artists for a viewing and discussion about their work, and to exchange ideas for transitioning to a ‘creative economy’, one that supports all people and the natural world to thrive. Please see more details here.

Saturday 17 June 2023, 2 – 4pm
What is the role of the Arts in a ‘wellbeing economy’?
Please join FLOW artists for a special viewing of their work and to share ideas about what a creativity-driven ‘wellbeing economy’ could look like and how to bring it to life. Please see more details here.


FLOW Works List pdf >

FLOW Artist Statements pdf >


Image: Submerge: the coming community video still (2011)
Carolyn Lewens – direction, original concept and cyanotype photograms
Asmund Heimark – animation
Tim Catlin – sound design


FLOW opening night 31 May 2023

Images by Julian Meehan