Celebrating the amazing biosphere of the fauna, flora and terrain of Victoria’s Western Port Bay, artist Dr. Vera Möller will immerse audiences into a nature inspired wonderland with her upcoming exhibition A Thousand Tides at Bunjil Place Gallery from Saturday 9 March to Sunday 9 June.
Part of the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival and commisioned by Bunjil Place Gallery, A Thousand Tides endeavours to increase public awareness of the extraordinary and vital local environment.
Through a sequence of large paintings, wall drawings, sculptures, sound recordings and works on paper, the esteemed artist will marry art and science to share the unique habitat of the UNESCO recognised Western Port Biosphere Reserve.
Having exhibited nationally and internationally for over 25 years, A Thousand Tides marks Vera Mӧller’s first major solo exhibition in Melbourne for more than a decade.
Möller’s artistic practice draws from her past as a biologist in Germany before migrating to Australia in 1986, later completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts and a PhD at Monash University.
“My intention is to create associations with marine micro habitats and imaginary aqueous gardens, reminiscent perhaps of the fabulous marine environment of Western Port”, says Möller.
“The images and objects in A Thousand Tides coalesce to form surreal scenarios and discrete tableaus. They conjure dream spaces that appear to be populated by fictional and otherworldly underwater botanies and zoologies”.
For audiences of all ages Vera Möller: A Thousand Tides will encompass a wider program of events at Bunjil Place to be announced closer to the date.
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially-engaged festival of climate change related arts and ideas featuring curated exhibitions and theatre works alongside a series of keynote lectures, events and public forums featuring local and international guests.
Vera Möller: A Thousand Tides
Bunjil Place Gallery
Saturday 9 March – Sunday 9 June 2019 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday to Sunday