RMIT arts masters Verity and Adriane Hayward are proof that a combined sister act can help paint a greener world.
As well as living and working together, the pair have co-curated the Tomorrow never dies art exhibition as part of the Art+Climate=Change Festival 2015 at Linden New Art.
Featuring work of past and present RMIT staff and students, the exhibition showcases diverse responses to changes in the environment that demonstrate the need for urban and global initiatives.
Playful, innovative and dynamic approaches from artists Jason Baerg, Atticus Bastow, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Rebecca Mayo, Jack Rowland and Andrew Tetzlaff offer personal narratives that communicate a semblance of future hope
Each artist has produced about eight works to show their own personal connection with the land and environment.
The title of the exhibition encourages people to think about art making a difference to the environment.
“There is loads of colour and vibrancy,” Verity said. “A range of materials have been used, incorporating painting, installation, photography, textiles and recycled found materials like netting abandoned on a beach.
“It is about encouraging people to think about exploring their own connections to the land and environment around them and how they react and interact with it.’’
She said the exhibition presented diverse responses to changes in the environment that demonstrate the need for urban and global initiatives.
Tomorrow never dies opens today.
What: Tomorrow never dies part of the Art+Climate=Change Festival 2015
When: Friday, 8 May to Sunday, 12 July
Where: Linden New Art, 26 Acland Street, St Kilda.
Website: Linden New Art
For interviews: Verity Hayward 0418 488 132.
For media enquiries: Elisabeth Tarica (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.