Art + Climate + Water

A Territory-wide program of dialogue, events and exhibitions responding to the current climate crisis

February – May 2022

Aquifer brings a Territory-wide focus to incite the activation of conversations on the impacts of climate change drawing attention to our citizen responsibilities to act now at a time when the global pandemic dominates media cycles.   

We believe artists are integral in the provocation of meaningful dialogue around the existential threats of fire, drought, and ecocide due to human-induced climate change through their practice.  

Local and interstate artists and galleries from across Canberra have joined forces in vigorous unison to engage in the climate crisis dialogue to coincide with the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) ANU Climate Update 2022.  

This suite of exhibitions across the ACT demonstrate the inherent urgency for us to all act now to preserve the fragility of our environment for future generations.  

ANU Climate Update 2022

ANU Climate Update 2022 will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world.

Part 1 will summarise the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released data on how our climate changed in 2021.

Part 2 will discuss the implications of the latest round of UN climate negotiations, COP26, held in Glasgow in November 2021.  

The event will bring together experts, policymakers, students, industry, and the community to discuss the state of our climate and what can be done to tackle climate change.

Learn more about the ANU Climate Update 2022 and how to be involved here

Explore the Aquifer program across Canberra:

Being Here

Tributary Projects

3 February – 20 February 2022

Degrees of Concern

ANU School of Art & Design Gallery

8 February- 18 March 2022


Belconnen Arts Centre

11 February- 27 March 2022

Renegotiating the Landscape

Megalo Print Studio

26 March – 7 May 2022

Jacqueline Bradley

Canberra Glassworks

3 February – 27 March 2022


Belconnen Arts Centre

11 February – 27 March 2022

Where Lakes Once Had Water

Drill Hall Gallery

10 February – 10 April 2022

Women See Change


10 February

Pacific Drift

Belconnen Arts Centre

11 February – 27 March 2022

Carbon Neutral

Canberra Contemporary Arts Space

18 February – 10 April 2022

Where to see the exhibitions: