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Sandra Murphy

Ferals Flora and Fauna: The Fragmented Environment 1770-2023

Where
m2 Gallery
m2 Gallery
4/450 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
When

Weekdays and Sundays, 12pm to 6pm Saturdays, 12pm to 9pm Friday 16 June 2023 to Monday 26 June 2023 Tuesday 27 June 2023 from 12pm to 6pm

Ferals, Flora and Fauna, The Fragmented Environment 1770-2023, highlights the destruction of Australia's native animals caused by the introduction of invasive species by past explorers and European colonisers. The focus is on the devastating impact of domestic, stray and feral cats, which now roam over 95% of Australia and kill over two thousand animals every minute.

The exhibition draws attention to the fact that while past colonisers had the excuse of ignorance, today's problem goes largely ignored. Murphy's series of works use anthropomorphic characters to tell the story of the Great Southern Land journey from the past to the present and future.

This narrative poses an intriguing question about whether Australia is truly a democracy or if it has forgotten what really matters: our heritage and environment. Overall, the exhibition introduction sets the stage for a thought-provoking and impactful exhibition that aims to raise awareness about the importance of protecting Australia's unique wildlife.

Opening night is Saturday 17 June, 6 to 9pm.

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Sandra Murphy

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