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The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - Cairns Re­gional Coun­cil ROBYN GLADE-WRIGHT: RED TIDE Un­til Novem­ber 27 Canopy Art Cen­tre AR­CADE Un­til Novem­ber 13

Robyn Glade-Wright’s artis­tic prac­tice re­volves around con­cerns for the en­vi­ron­ment and the man­ner in which works of art il­lu­mi­nate as­pects of lived ex­pe­ri­ences. Degra­da­tion of habi­tats, changes in land use, cli­mate and the loss of species due to ex­tinc­tion are re­cur­rent is­sues. She is recog­nised for work­ing with found ob­jects and nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, and re­con­tex­tu­al­is­ing them into al­lur­ing, yet dis­turb­ing or chal­leng­ing in­stal­la­tions. She im­plores her au­di­ences to think about their place within this small and ir­re­place­able planet. This new show high­lights the re­la­tion­ship be­tween art, artists and the art of mak­ing money. Seven well-known Cairns artists – Raewyn Biggs, Bar­bara Dover, Louisa En­nisThomas, Vide Freiberg, Julie Poulsen, Rose Rigley and Jen­nifer Val­madre (work pictured above) – have cre­ated works re­spond­ing to this chal­leng­ing ex­hi­bi­tion theme. Paint­ing, sculp­ture, jew­ellery and ceram­ics sit along­side more con­cep­tual in­stal­la­tions and works, which en­cour­ages au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion and artist-to-artist col­lab­o­ra­tion.

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