Molecule

molecule

Alex Asch, Alexander Boynes, Badger Bates, Fiona Hillary, Glenn Loughrey, GW Bot, Mandy Martin and Simon Maberley

Pivot Gallery and Generator Gallery, Belconnen Arts Centre

Opening 6pm Friday 11 February 2022

11 February – 27 March 2022

molecule pays homage to the quintessential precious role of water in all life.

It is at the core of who we are as people, making 70% of our beings. The Earth has over 510 million square kilometres of area and less than 30% is covered by land, the balance is water, in the form of vast oceans, lakes, rivers and streams.

Water is the lifeblood of all living things.

Water can be both visible and invisible; aquifers are the source and guardians of our water supply. When the river runs dry, water quietly collects and flows through the porous rock deep within the earth.

This great resource is under threat due to unsustainable industrial and agricultural practices and devalued due to easy access and overconsumption. It is only when catastrophe leads to crises that we truly value its existential, economic, and cultural importance.

The Institute for Water Futures at the Australian National University is delighted to support the work of our Cultural Resident Glenn Loughrey. The Institute promotes conversation and learning around Indigenous perspectives on water and Country. Through our work, we grow capabilities across the water sector to inform today’s decisions that anticipate our increasingly complex and uncertain water futures.

Beaver Galleries represents Alexander Boynes, Alex Asch and GW Bot.

Where to see the exhibition:

Belconnen Arts Centre

118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT, 10am – 4pm, Tuesdays – Sunday