The next exhibition to feature at Council’s Chrissy Cotter Gallery, Natura Morta, explores aspects of humanity’s relationship with nature and the climate crisis, and invites viewers to get active and collect waste in exchange for works on view.
Natura Morta translates as ‘Dead Life or ‘Still Life’.
Artist Bettina Kaiser said, “The climate future that we are facing, that our children will have to live through, scares me every day. My fear is real, it is big, and I cannot ignore that in my art.”
Included in the exhibition is the series ‘Waste Life’, still lifes of street rubbish, some of it picked up by crows (a sad daily sight on the school grounds near Kaiser’s home).
Smaller works in the ‘Waste Life’ series won’t be for sale but can be exchanged for bags of rubbish collected from local streets or waterways.
“I hope with this exchange not only to get a few bags of rubbish off the streets, and hence out of our stormwater and rivers, but also to send people home with a memento of this small action that can be done daily,” said Kaiser.
Natura Morta is at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown.
Natura Morta is open May 26 – June 6.
Thursday and Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm, or by appointment.
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown.