• RISE 2.2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

    11 June to 6 August 2022

  • RISE 2.2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

    11 June to 6 August 2022

  • RISE 2.2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

    11 June to 6 August 2022

  • RISE 2.2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

    11 June to 6 August 2022

RISE 2.2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

Northern Australia, Torres Strait Islands & Indonesian Archipelago

11 June to 6 August 2022

In RISE 2, six artist / citizens tell stories about rising sea level and the raw kinetic power of water: ferocious, beautiful, hell-bent. The points of focus in RISE 2 are varied: from inspirational forms of art and cultural diplomacy to turbulence.

The colour ‘blue’ emerged through the colonial impulse to extract resources such as alluring lapis lazuli and blue-green turquoise. The selected artworks show our unstable geopolitical region where rising seas converge with global frames of ecocide, human rights, political corruption and fossil-fuel extraction.