macarthur windfarm by jnahrung

Welcome to Weathering the Future, an art exhibition in Ballarat, Victoria, incorporating the talents of the Soldiers Hill Artist Collective, Central Highlands writers, and third-year communication design students from Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy.

The project is a dual ekphrastic process in which the artists of SHAC respond to the theme of “Weathering the Future”, looking at the hurdles and innovations we face at the beginning of the Anthropocene. Writers at various stages of career respond to these artworks in flash fiction and poetry. These written works are embodied in text art by the Arts Academy students.

The exhibition runs at Backspace Gallery, Camp St, Ballarat (map), 6-23 December 2018, with the official launch on Saturday 8 December 2-4pm.

Weathering the Future is curated by Jason Nahrung, with much-appreciated and invaluable assistance from Kirstyn McDermott, the convenors of Words Out Loud in Ballarat.

The exhibition was made possible by the City of Ballarat’s Backspace Gallery community arts program.