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Borrowed Time: Coastal erosion and climate change

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  • Coral Street Art Space
    10 Coral Street, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia

All credible science points to our coasts being devastated by climate change. Coastal and tidal zones are beautiful yet harsh environments, however climate change will most likely push these environments to collapse, replaced by dead zones of exposed rocks, surging wave abrasiveness, and tidal rubbish zones of destroyed human debris.

This exhibition is a cataloguing of beautiful Carrickalinga North Beach before climate change irrevocably destroys the region.

Leith Semmens has chosen to visually record the current experiences of beautiful Carrickalinga in drawings before it is changed forever.  It is questionable if future generations will be able to experience walking the long white sandy beaches, the smell of seaweed washed ashore, the sounds of waves crashing against multicoloured rocks and walking in sand dunes rich in biodiversity.

He has been selected twice as Official Artist to the President of Parliament House in South Australia.

This project is supported by Regional Arts Australia, Country Arts SA, District Council of Yankalilla, SALA Festival 2022, Coral Street Art Space and is part of illuminart's Constellation Stories in Light Trail.