Safe from the rising tide?

23 April 2024
23 June 2024
Strathfield Council Library and Innovation Hub
Safe from the rising tide?

This exhibition brings together Andrew Tomkins’ lifelong graphic depiction of local environments under threat from global warming and rising sea levels. Featured locations are those that are, or once were critically endangered, this includes the Badu mangroves at Homebush Bay. These mangroves, once an industrial wasteland is now a world recognised estuarine wetland. Another site of focus is the Chain of Ponds, an award-winning restoration of a section of the Cooks River, which disappointingly, again is under threat.

This exhibition aims to foster an appreciation of our local environment with the hope to stimulate concern for the future of all natural places. The question is, how safe really are these marginal wetlands?

Andrew Tomkins is represented by Art Atrium.

Official opening of Safe From The Rising Tide?: Andrew Tomkins
Monday 22 April 2024, 6pm

RSVP by Monday 15 April 2024 by emailing exhibitions@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

Guest Speakers:
Professor Mabel Lee, Fellow of the Australian
Academy of the Humanities, Honorary Adjunct
Professor, University of Sydney & Honorary
Professor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University