Katrin Koenning in conversation with Gareth Syvret
9 November 2019
2-3pm at MGA
Free event - RSVP here
Explore Katrin Koenning's haunting triptych of the bushfire-ravaged landscape of Lake Mountain, that was awarded this year's Bowness Photography Prize. Koenning will be joined by MGA Associate Curator Gareth Syvret as they discuss her decade-long, site-specific work exploring 'ecological imaginaries' and climate change.
‘Australia counts among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. Increasingly extreme weather conditions are impacting destructively on environment and community. During the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires significant damage was caused at Lake Mountain, changing it forever. Continuing my engagement with ecological imaginaries, this triptych is part of a decade-long, site-specific work with a forest re-growing from injury, a mountain who owns my heart, and climate change. Lake Mountain is a work of love and return, in dialogue with a wounded living world. It is a work about Earth in trauma – fighting, pleading we change our violent ways.’
– Katrin Koenning, artist statement