‘Octopus 21: On Fire’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 26th June – 15 August 2021.

August 9, 2021

The works by Buxton Contemporary Collection artists Tracey Moffatt and Gordon Bennett are included in Octopus 21: On Fire curated by Tim Riley Walsh:

Octopus 21: On Fire is an iteration of Riley Walsh’s exhibition and publication project On Fire: Climate and Crisis recently presented at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Profiling contemporary Queensland art in a time of dramatic ecological change and planetary dysphoria, the exhibition looks via an incendiary lens at climate threat in QLD, its relatedness to the deep impacts of settler colonialism and extractivism on the local environment, and its articulation through visual culture.

The exhibition is currently on view at Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne and has been extended until 15 August 2021. Curatorial essay by Riley Walsh is also available on gallery’s website.


Image: Installation view of Octopus 21: On Fire, 2021, featuring work by Gordon Bennett at Gertrude Contemporary. Photo: Christian Capurro.


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