ON EXHIBITION @ The Centre Beaudesert

Legacy Donna Davis
Photo supplied by artist

WHEN A TREE FALLS by Donna Davis

Exploring plant ecosystems and the displacement of flora by climate change

11 JUNE - 13 AUG 2022

LAUNCH

Sat 11 June 2022, 10.30am for 11am

 

BOOKINGS

FREE but registration is required for the launch and for the guided tours.

Please go to the exhibition launch page for more information and to book

 

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

ALL WELCOME

5540 5050 |

When A Tree Falls uses installation, video, projection and digital media to create works that consider imagined futures and environmental reflections to evoke curiosity and contemplation of our interactions in, and with, the natural world.

By exploring plant ecosystems and the displacement of flora by climate change, Donna Davis offers a renewed focus on the concept of kin between humanity and the species which share our natural environment.

The works in this exhibition respond to current artist-residencies embedded within state and international science projects based in far North Queensland that explore the issue of rising temperatures from different perspectives.

Donna Davis says, 'I am an artist who explores the nexus between art and science, creatively interpreting ecological data from real-time research projects in which I am embedded as artist-in-residence. Anthropogenic disturbance is the reason for the current climate situation and, as an artist, I seek to understand the ecological complexity and explore our role as humans to alleviate and remedy the disorder.'

When a Tree Falls
Photo by Michael Marzik

"I am an artist who explores the nexus between art and science, creatively interpreting ecological data from real-time research projects in which I am embedded as artist-in-residence."

"There is a long history of artists documenting scientific endeavours. However, this exhibition extends beyond documentation, using sculpture, stop-frame animation, digital media, and installation to explore interspecies relationships and perceived notions of hierarchy within ecological systems," Donna said.

Also featured in the Life in Focus exhibition is Scenic Rim Story Marker Trails.

 

           

This exhibition and Donna Davis | Scenic Rim Artist-in-residence 2022 Program are proudly presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council and supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Scenic Rim Regional Council to support local arts and culture in Regional Queensland.

Acknowledgment: Artworks by Donna Davis were created in response to art-science residencies embedded within current environmental research projects: The Tropical Mountain Plant Science Project, led by the Australian Tropical Herbarium at James Cook University supported by the Wet Tropics Management Authority; and the Wood, Termite & Fungi Project, led by George Washington University, USA. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Proudly supported by the Australian Tropical Herbarium and the Wood, Fungi, Termite project.