If a Butterfly Dies in the Forest

Leonie Robison’s latest series of works

In a time of rapid change on a global scale, Leonie Robison’s latest series of works, If a Butterfly Dies in the Forest…, confronts the effects of humanity’s development upon the environment and its inhabitants. Her largely abstract works focus on native Australian butterflies as a symbol for nature’s delicate beauty, conveying a sense of fragility in the soft lines and tones upon woodblock prints and mixed media drawings and paintings. The works make use of natural materials, textures and patterning, evoking a curiosity and delight in the natural aesthetic that in turn promotes an environmental consciousness, challenging her audience to reconsider the effects of their daily lives.

“My series is based on the butterfly effect and chaos theory, where everything is interconnected in the Earth’s grand narrative. It is focusing on native Australian butterflies to highlight the losses we have already sustained and the diversity we continue to lose. Imagine a world without the beauty of a passing butterfly fluttering by.” – Leonie Robison.

The exhibition will be opened by Selena Griffith, senior lecturer at UNSW, on 21 February, from 6pm to 8pm.

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Where

176 New South Head Rd, Edgecliff NSW 2027, Australia

When

Thursday 21 February 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
Friday 22 February 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Saturday 23 February 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Monday 25 February 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 27 February 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Thursday 28 February 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Friday 1 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Saturday 2 March 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Monday 4 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 5 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 6 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Thursday 7 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Friday 8 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Saturday 9 March 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Monday 11 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 12 March 2019 from 10am to 4pm

Cost

Free

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