7 climate inspired artworks that make you think

With the NGV Triennial soon to close, we take a look at some of the exhibition's inherent messages around climate – and change.

Understanding our climate crisis is often derailed by a sea of opinions and ever changing new data. Artists offer a clear cut-through via powerful artworks that connect visually with their message for a deeper respect for our climate.

The current edition of the NGV Triennial, which ends 7 April, does so on a scale that begs to be heard.

For visitors to the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) International at the moment, their first encounter would be the enigmatic video of a burning fountain by Swiss-born artist, Julian Charrière.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina