Solastalgia! You’re Invited

by | 9 Jan 2023 | NEWS, EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS, Blog post

Barbara Hodgson, Buffy Jackson & Sallie Saunders

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Friday 20 January – Sunday 12 February

Opening Thursday 19 January, 6pm – 8pm

The term Solastalgia was introduced by Australian philosopher, Glenn Albrecht. It describes the negative and stressful impacts environmental change has on our emotional well-being. It is a form of homesickness ….. . without having left home.

The three artists in this exhibition pay homage to the natural world through their passion and love for the Australian environment. This has influenced their art-making by using a variety of different styles and media. Their interpretation of vegetation, water and landscapes is individual, innovative and provocative. The artworks speculate on how places have been irrevocably altered by human intervention and climate change. Yet, without sadness, they also celebrate the nurturing and reclaiming of spaces that are quintessentially Australian … and home to us all.