Khvay Samnang, 'Air', 2011, single-channel HD video, single-channel sound, courtesy of the artist


Exhibition Opening Night – Bruised: Art Action & Ecology in Asia

11 Apr 6:00pm -
11 Apr 8:00pm

RMIT Gallery
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC, Australia


Helen Rayment & Thao Nguyen

When it comes to ways in which artists address ecological issues, actions can be big or small – it’s the action that is important however subtle. In the face of complex environmental problems Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia at RMIT Gallery (12 April – 1 June) examines how artistic response combined with gentle activism can result in a rich legacy and empower further actions in the community.

We warmly invite you to the opening night

Thursday 11 April 6-8 pm

Opening Speaker

Associate Professor Lauren Rickards

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT

Co-leader, Climate Change and Resilience Research Program

Lauren is a critical human geographer currently working as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Global Urban and Social Studies. Lauren is co-leader of CUR’s Climate Change and further afield, she is Deputy Chair of the federal Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, an Associate of both the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (University of Melbourne), and the Institute of Livelihood and Environment (Charles Darwin University), and co-convenor of the Institute of Australian Geographers’ Hazards, Risk and Disasters study group.

Bruised: Art Action and Ecology in Asia is part of the of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 23 April–19 May, a socially-engaged festival of exhibitions, theatre works, keynote lectures, events and artist talks considering climate change impacts and the challenges and opportunities arising from climate change.


Image caption:

Khvay Samnang, Air, 2011, single-channel HD video, single-channel sound, courtesy of the artist.