Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project
An art and science encounter with Vulnerable species on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics.
Studio research project currently in development for exhibition at Artspace Mackay (late 2017).
Emma Lindsay and the ‘Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project’ is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Studio research on endangered and extinct Australian birds began in 2007 after visiting the Queensland Museum to see the 2006 Night parrot specimen. This led to an interdisciplinary practice-led research PhD project undertaken at RMIT Melbourne (2012-2016) documenting extinct Australian bird specimens held in global natural history museum archives. The PhD exhibition was part of the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane in March 2016.
World Science Festival Exhibition:
‘Extinction flock: 29 extinct Australian bird specimens’ (2013-2016, 29 proxy specimen paintings). Collection of the University of Queensland Art Museum.
‘Extinct Australian Birds: Fieldwork’ (2012-2014, Monograph, 225 pages, global Natural History Museum archive photographs). Collection of the Artist.
QM Research archive:
‘Black paintings’ (2016, 3 paintings). Collection of the Artist.
‘Fieldtrip: South Australian Museum’ (2013, video, 17 minutes).
Visualising Extinction: Representing extinct and endangered species archived in global natural history museums, RMIT Melbourne (Digital repository).
Iceland | Greenland
Iceland Dream Project (blog link).
Photographic blog project based on climate change encounters documented during travels in and near the Arctic Circle:
-Ilulissat Icefjord World Heritage Area, Ilulissat Greenland (July 2011).
-Baer Artist Residency at the Baer Art Centre, Höfðaströnd, Iceland (August 2011).
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
& key Pozible crowdfunding supporters.