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29 May – 5 July 2012

Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland Campus

Lydia Balbal Gjinabalyi/Wugubalyi, Siri Hayes, Rosemary Laing, Geoff Lowe, Clare Milledge, James Morrison, Susan Norrie, Sandra Selig, Blair Trethowan and Roy Wiggan

Catherine Bennetts-Cash

Un-acclimatised brings together works that critically engage with the increasingly tense relationship between society and nature. Based on works from the Monash University Collection, the exhibition examines modes through which contemporary Australian artists express their connection to, and concern for, the natural environment. The works reflect a sense of uncertainty, disjuncture, vulnerability and nostalgia as they explore both the affinities and estrangement that exist in the nature-culture contract.

Image: Un-acclimatised, installation view: Switchback Gallery, Monash University Gippsland Campus, 2012. Photo: Neale Stratford