Image above: Kent Morris, Barkindji Blue Sky – Ancestral Connections #1. 2019, giclee print on rag paper.

Image below: Deanne Gilson, Delama Murnong Murrup Bagurrk (honouring and embracing women’s business through the murnong spirit). 2021, yellow ceremonial ochre, wattle tree sap, acrylic, gold leaf on linen.


CLIMARTE was proud to open the world’s first Climate Emergency Gallery with HEAR, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art calling for all Australians to listen to, and care for Country.

For CLIMARTE, it was critically important that the Gallery opened with First Nations artists’ voices. We were humbled by the opportunity to present this exceptional collection of deeply engaging artwork.

Peter Waples-Crowe, Deanne Gilson, Professor Brian Martin (courtesy William Mora Galleries), Kent Morris and James Tylor (courtesy Vivien Anderson Gallery).

Creative Producer, Jo Lane.

Exhibition Details
Where: CLIMARTE Gallery, 120 Bridge Rd, Richmond
When: 10 November – 18 December 2021


HEAR Works List pdf >

HEAR Artist Statements pdf >

We encourage you to read this Summary Report from the National First Peoples Gathering on Climate Change, held with 110 traditional owners in Cairns in March 2021.

Opening Event for the CLIMARTE Gallery and HEAR Exhibition

Pictured here: visitors as well as artists Deanne Gilson and Peter Waples-Crowe, Welcome to Country by Uncle Colin, Committee Members Sarah McConnel, Fiona Armstrong, Deborah Hart and Giselle Wilkinson, MC Marielle Soni, Jo Lane, Board Member & Producer of HEAR and official opening by Gabrielle de Vietri, Mayor of the City of Yarra. Photographs by Julian Meehan.

We thank the City of Yarra

HEAR was made possible thanks to an Annual Grant from the City of Yarra.