Eco exhibition to raise erosion awareness at Kingscliff

Sand bagged by Tracey Jay

Sand bagged by Tracey Jay

Coastal erosion is not a geographically isolated event with many low-lying areas increasingly threatened by rising seas. The massive coastal erosion that has impacted upon the tourist town of Kingscliff on the far north coast of NSW has been chronicled into a body of work by photographers Michael Bryant and Tracy Jay.

As a participating venue in the Queensland Festival of Photography 4, Curious Art Gallery at Chinderah will present an exhibition of Bryant and Jay’s photographs titled The Hungry Ocean. The exhibition aims to promote awareness of the local issue as a microcosm of global events.

‘Entire communities on islands are being displaced such as the Pacific Island of Kiribati’, says Bryant. ‘The future for Kiribati, one of the many low-lying Pacific nations threatened by rising seas, is so urgent that the government is considering relocating the entire population to man-made islands’.

Closer to home, coastal erosion has affected over 500 metres of foreshore along Kingscliff Beach. The events started in the winter of 2009 and climaxed in the summer of 2011. The jury is still out on the future of the foreshore.

See The Hungry Ocean in the main Gallery space of Curious Art Gallery from 21st March, with a special opening event on Saturday, 24th March, 2012.

Front page photo courtesy of Michael Bryant


Exhibition Information

The-hungry-ocean Michael Bryant

The-hungry-ocean Michael Bryant

Venue: Curious Art Gallery
94a Chinderah Bay Dr.
Chinderah, NSW 2487
Phone: 0266 745340

Dates: 21/03/2012 to 06/05/2012

Special opening day: 24th March. 11.30am to 1.30pm
Admission: No cost


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