Tree of Life: a testament to endurance
Tree of Life is an exhibition by indigenous and non-indigenous Australian artists who are concerned for the future of the environment and natural world, and understand the deep spiritual and physical associations that connect all forms of life.
Humanity is faced with a stark reckoning. The concept for Tree of life is the central motif that signifies the challenges we face. What remains of the natural world is the one beacon in a perilous age of drought, fire, floods and plague, exacerbated by the constant reality of climate change. The recent horrific fire season experienced across the country will go down as the greatest extinction event for Australian wildlife and habitats since Colonisation. To temper an already dangerous over reaction to the vexed issues of hazard reduction, tree thinning and further rampant land clearing, this major exhibition led by First Nations artists will generate a fresh, positive energy towards the reclamation of diminishing natural resources. The exhibition shows the the deep spiritual and physical associations that connect all forms of life. Life that must be nurtured as we chart a course of action through this perilous age of climate change, pandemics and wild fires. Curated by Gavin Wilson.