Sustainability: Focus on the arts, suburbia and the environment

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 12 January 2010.

Robert Ashton Floating world 2006 ink-jet print courtesy of the artist image

Victoria, Australia

From January to April, the Monash Gallery of Art will focus squarely on the big question of our time: the environment and our impact on it.
January will address the issue of suburbia and urban expansion; Paul Dunn’s photographs in Imagined communities draw our attention to the constructed realities of new housing estates and question their long term sustainability and dependence on car-fuelled transport with a humorous eye.
Building as muse: Max Dupain & Harry Seidler explores the creative collaboration between these two men as Seidler changed the face of suburbia with his Modernist design and ideals. Exploring the fragile coastline surrounding our country, Robert Ashton’s poetic images in Photographs from the edge provide quiet moments to contemplate our impact on these delicate areas.
Upcoming events include sustainable gardening workshops, a poetry evening, forums and guest speakers.
Join the discussions and get involved:
The history of Monash
Wednesday 20 January 2010
Join Jeff Turnbull, Waverley Historical Society, as he discusses the evolution of Mulgrave and Waverley to become the vibrant City of Monash that it is today.
Time: 3.00pm
Venue: MGA
Cost: Free
Bookings: 8544 0500
Habitat gardening workshop
Sunday 31 January 2010
Join Sustainable Gardening Australia for a workshop on the importance of protecting local ecosystems when designing your garden. Including suitable plant selection and incorporating a habitat zone into your existing garden.
Time: 1.00pm–3.00pm
Venue: MGA
Cost: Free
Bookings: 8544 0500
Monash Gallery of Art