Karena Goldfinch, Rubicon, Digital inkjet print.
Photographed in Rubicon State Forest, 2018

FOREST: The Last Stand

Vanishing: once enchanting: achingly beautiful homes to millions of species: rich carbon sinks: lungs of the planet: symbols of our unconscious since forever: beyond critically endangered keys to life on Earth – FORESTS.

The invaluable role that forests play in the Earth’s vital ecosystems is beyond question. Forests need defending like our lives depend on them.

Timed in the immediate lead up to the state election, this exhibition focuses on Victoria’s critically endangered forests, honours the communities protecting them and invites new defenders.

With works by Karena Goldfinch, Rod Gray, Pia Johnson, Steve Kuiter, Lucille Martin, Sarah McConnell, Julian Meehan, Jill Redwood, Lisa Roberts, Chris Taylor and Sarah Rees.
Creative Producer, Karena Goldfinch.

Exhibition details:
Where: CLIMARTE Gallery 120 Bridge Rd, Richmond
When: 2 to 26 November 2022

Opening event: 2 November, 6pm to 8pm
The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr Chris Taylor, renowned photographer and Research Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.

Associated event:
5 November, 1pm – a public event welcoming children and parents from the Abbotsford Early Learning Centre in conversation with Creative Producer and participating artist Karena Goldfinch and President of Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum, Steve Meacher.

FOREST: The Last Stand was made possible thanks to grants from The Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Yarra.

Image: Sarah McConnell, Remnant. Book of 5 etching/aquatints with chin colle.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as the City of Yarra.