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CURRENT is an exhibition that brings together sound and visual artists who have responded to the site and structures of the Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme, capturing the effects of industrialisation upon the Victorian Alps and interrogating the impact of power generation on alpine ecology and climate.

When: Friday, August 11 2017 till Sunday, September 17 2017. 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC, 3056
Topic: Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

The Australian Alps produces 80 per cent of Australia’s freshwater supply yet only comprises 1 per cent of its landmass. Through massive earthworks, hydroelectric power schemes and complex technical infrastructure, pressurised water is mobilized to generate the electricity required to power the everyday spaces that we inhabit.

CURRENT is designed to provoke a greater appreciation of the systems and technologies necessary to preserve the quality of life we are accustomed to.

The artworks produced for this exhibition illustrate the intrinsic complexity underscoring sustainable practices by focusing on the co-dependent relationship of the natural and constructed environment and their attendant ecologies.

Ben Byrne | David Burrows | Madelynne Cornish and Daniel Lercher | Jungho Jung | Geoff Robinson | Philip Samartzis | Polly Stanton | Michael Vorfeld

Curated by Madelynne Cornish and Philip Samartzis

Artist and Curator Talks
Saturday 12 August, 2.30 – 4 pm

Geoff Robinson
Study for Pretty Valley, Bogong High Plains, June 2013 / Bogong Power Station Information centre November 2013.
Photograph, dimensions variable.
Courtesy the artist

Contact details:

Counihan Gallery
Moreland City Council
Phone: 03 9389 8622

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