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Desperate times: Art and environmental action

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The University of Queensland Art Museum

Building 11, University Drive

University of Queensland

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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Join us for a critical discussion and debate around environmental research, policy, the law and activism, as well as the role artists take in this work. This discussion coincides with World Migratory Bird Day.


Dr Barbara Campbell is a renowned visual artist with a focus on performance. Campbell’s recent research has explored the paths of migratory shorebirds on the East Asian-Australasian flyway.


Dr Emma Lindsay’s paintings and interdisciplinary projects explore the connections between historical and contemporary culture, the natural world, and the endangerment and extinction of species during the Anthropocene epoch.


Associate Professor Richard Fuller (UQ School of Biological Sciences) works in the areas of biodiversity and conservation, spanning the fields of biogeography, urban ecology, and conservation planning and psychology. Fuller’s work investigates interactions between people and nature, and how these relationships can be shaped to converge on coherent solutions to the biodiversity crisis, which has pushed many species to the brink of extinction.


Dr Chris McGrath is the author of the website Environmental Law Australia and a barrister specialising in environmental regulation. He has acted as counsel in litigation against approval of the Carmichael Coal Mine in the Land Court of Queensland and the Federal Court of Australia.


Professor Karen Hussey, chair of the discussion, is Deputy Director at the Global Change Institute at UQ. Trained as a political scientist and economist, Hussey undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public policy relating to sustainable development.


FREE. Places limited. Please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.

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Emma Lindsay Lord Howe Island Gerygone (Gerygone insularis) Tring, Natural History Museum, London (UK) 2016 from the series 'Extinction flock (29 extinct Australian bird specimens) 2013–2016 oil on linen part eleven, image 30 x 40.3 cm Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.

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