Australia’s leading environmental artist Fiona Hall (Hobart) provided a large carpet called ‘Clearing’ from 2008. It links to the agricultural theme of the Tribunal by exploring the loss of flora and fauna of the bushland for large-scale farming.
Extending the interest in fauna by Fiona Hall, Joseph Burgess (Brisbane) explores extinction in a moving image work of the Dromornis that was part of the megafauna that once roamed Central Australia. The giant lit lantern puppet powered by a scissor lift parades through Alice Springs.
Spoken word poet Caresse Creswell and video artist Di James created ‘Bleach’ as a response to the Great Barrier Reef 2016 Rights of Nature Tribunal case.
Jude Roberts and Helen Hardess (Brisbane) recreate plankton nests in waxed paper to reveal the deep time histories and hidden relationships of groundwater systems and the life forms they support. They also explore the way that the western world’s resources industries and agriculture impact on eco-systems by using the nested stygofauna drawn from samples of bore water for analysis.
Libby Harward is a Ngugi woman from the Quandamooka whose new noise rite manifests the sounds the plants hear. Curated by Danni Zuvela for Nature’s Right Performance for the Liquid Architecture program ‘Why Listen to Plants?’