Beyond the Bucket List

Antarctica, the iconic landscape on many a travelers' Bucket List' is the focus of this exhibition by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger.

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Event Starts

May 4, 2022

Event Ends

Jun 26, 2022

Add to Calendar 05/04/2022 12:00 AM 06/26/2022 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Beyond the Bucket List Antarctica, the iconic landscape on many a travelers' Bucket List' is the focus of this exhibition by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger.
Venue

Northern Rivers Community Gallery

Location

Cherry Street, Ballina NSW, Australia

Antarctica, the iconic landscape on many a travellers’ Bucket List’ is the focus of this exhibition by Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger as she considers how contemporary consumer culture, through tourism and the ‘Bucket List’ impacts this remote location.

Travelling in February 2017 on a 16m sailing boat resulted in a limited but eye-opening examination of one of the most visited tourist locations in Antarctica, Deception Island. Lea’s interdisciplinary vision examines the juxtaposition between wanting to preserve an environmentally critical ecosystem and the traveller’s desire to go and explore such sensitive areas.

This exhibition is not just an examination of place; it is an examination of humanity’s impact by our physical presence and from a distance. In her series Livingston I Presume 2017, Kannar-Lichtenberger considers the first vision of these places through the telescope; this beauty belies the future of exploitation that ultimately follows our presence.

From a distance, we can see our effect, Deception I Berlin 2017 takes the streets of Berlin and projects it onto a melting glacier on Deception Island, a glacier which Dissipation 2018 allows you to consider.

Sadly, ocean debris, now part of this place, is examined in Gagged 2015 and Unhappy Feet 2018, they aim to disturb the viewer with how ocean debris impacts all living creatures.

Regarding these artworks, Dr Jan Guy comments; ‘Social change does not only come about through violent revolution but through quiet ripples of awareness and conversation. The work of Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger contributes to these ripples by presenting us with images of beauty bound to visceral shocks of realisation.’ 

Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger has a Master of Contemporary Art and Master of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Her research, writings and resulting artworks have been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally; published in peer reviewed journals and a book, she has been invited to deliver formal lectures and over 18 papers at conferences around the globe. 

 


For more information visit https://www.nrcgballina.com.au/v1/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/684-may-2022-beyond-the-bucket-list