Curated by Olivia Poloni
Raining Embers examines the global climate crisis through the lens of four photojournalists that captured the 2020 Australian Bushfires. These fires, coined the Black Summer, devastated vegetation, animal life and communities on the east coast of Australia. The continent was on fire for more than four months with the fight for survival savage and exhausting, shocking the world. No one was untouched by this angry ecological event. A plume of smoke borne from the fires circled the world over, reminding the entire globe that the climate crisis is now and a direct result of abusing natural resources for greed.
Featuring Aletheia Casey (AUS), Gideon Mendel (ZAF), Ruth Maddison (AUS) and Rachel Mounsey (AUS), these photographers take us through the devastation and despair of communities that were taken by the wildfires. Intimate and broken portraits of people, the ravage that was done to human made objects and the devastation of the land stand for a heart-breaking time in recent history.
With all this devastation one can only turn to rebuild and regenerate, and with that this exhibition affords viewers the opportunity to think of alternative futures to support a more symbiotic relationship with nature that would respect and nurture a way towards a world where the climate crisis had been addressed.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
- Raining Embers
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm