60,000 Artists Exhibition

The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) and Watch This Space (WTS) are joining forces to present a collaborative exhibition, ‘60,000 Artists’, for World Environment Day 2017.

🌏 OPENING NIGHT: Friday 2nd June

🌎 6-8pm Exhibition Opening
Free entry

🌍 7pm Live Music!
TIX $10 on the door
Line-up to be announced…

ALEC and WTS are membership based organisations and are in constant need of fundraising to continue their work. This exhibition will see proceeds from artwork sales and the accompanying live music event equally split to support the work of both institutions.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The exhibition is inspired by the article Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists:

http://theconversation.com/its-time-for-a-new-age-of-enlightenment-why-climate-change-needs-60-000-artists-to-tell-its-story-58774

This article suggests that artists are an integral component of communicating the implications of climate change more effectively to the broader community.

Artworks have been generously donated by local and interstate artists, all creating work in response to the article. Artists are able to either keep a percentage of the sale of their work to support their practice, or donate 100% of the profits to ALEC & WTS. We are extremely thankfully to all those who are participating.
Artists to be announced…

ABOUT THE ORGANISATIONS

The Arid Lands Environment Centre and Watch This Space (WTS) are valued long-standing local community organisations.

The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is Central Australia’s community environment organisation. For more than 36 years, ALEC has been a strong and trusted voice for the conservation and responsible management of the land, water and natural resources of Central Australia.

As the only contemporary experimental art space in Central Australia, Watch This Space has played a critical role in the creative ecology of Mparntwe/Alice Springs for the past 24 years. It supports local, national and international artists, both emerging and established.

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When:
30 May3 June 2017
Time:
6pm – 11:59pm
Where:
Watch This Space Gallery and Artist Run Initiative
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