ART AS ACTIVISM, IT GETS YOUR ATTENTION, AND IF YOU GET SOMEONE’S ATTENTION, IT LEADS TO CONTEMPLATION, TO CONVERSATIONS, WHICH IN TURN CAN LEAD TO CHANGE.
Emerging artist David Paynter uses installation methods to highlight his passion for the natural environment, sustainability and socially resilient communities.
David became troubled to learn that large areas of our beautiful green open space will be lost to us all through sea level rise. He believes climate change is providing us with the opportunity to do things differently. If people can feel connected to each other, connected to nature and our future generations, we can embrace the changes needed by our communities.
A surveyor was engaged to establish site datums to which was added the 77cm of sea level rise that modelling predicts will occur by 2100 if we continue our business as usual approach to emitting green house gases. This installation is an artistic impression of these levels along the bank of Currumbin Creek.
The project uses the scientific work of NCCARF the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility and the open source Coast Adapt modelling tool Sea Level Rise and You.
Every generation leaves a legacy for the ones that follow, what will be ours?
VIEW THE #RISINGBLUELINE INSTALLATION
Friday 8 September – Sunday 17 September
ALL HOURS I Winders Park, 139 Duringan St, Currumbin QLD 4223
Richard Moffatt Pelicans SWELL 2004 Image courtesy of the artist