Covering 72% of the Earth’s surface, our ocean is so vast, so inconceivably large, as to seem indestructible. However big, it’s now the warmest it’s been since scientists began measuring, more acidic than at any other time in the past 14 million years, and losing oxygen fundamental to virtually all marine life.
Oceans play a critical role in maintaining the global environmental systems we all depend on. Why then don’t we care about them in the same way we care about more visible components of our natural world? Why don’t we, for example, have the same number of Marine Sanctuaries as we do National Parks? This exhibition envisions the marine ocean sanctuaries we have an imperative to protect.
In her fourth .M Contemporary SYDNEY solo exhibition, Making Waves, Sydney-based artist Sally McKay has built and photographed a series of meticulously engineered and illuminated large-scale installations, evoking a connection to our vast oceans and wild nature. McKay is recognised as an award-winning photographer, whose work has been shown regularly at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and in the core artistic program at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. For this most recent exhibition, she has collaborated with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Centennial Parklands and Greenpeace deepening her knowledge of the natural world, and the value of her artistic practice within the realm of ocean advocacy.
Sally McKay~Making Waves
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm