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Worlding With Oysters: Sarah Jane Moore

Exhibition: From 14 October to 13 November 2020, UNSW Main Library Level 5

A digital version Worlding With Oysters is available as an Online Exhibition.

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In this exhibition, presented in the Main Library Exhibition Space and online, Dr Sarah Jane Moore asks us to listen to the Bandangi - the Sydney Rock Oyster. The poetics, songs and artworks presented are a result of Sarah Jane observing and interpreting the research of Dr Laura Parker, Indigenous Scientia Fellow in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, who aims to 'future-proof' natural oyster populations through building resilience to ocean warming and acidification. This dialogue between art and science opens up a space to embrace Indigenous knowledge, understandings and wisdoms, where the revitalisation of cultural practices is a call to arms to care for Sea Country.

 Artist Srah Jane Moore seated on stool in front of art work, holding mortar and pestle

Artist Dr Sarah Jane Moore


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Worlding With Oysters - Installation View 1
Worlding With Oysters - Installation view 2
Worlding With Oysters - Installation View 3
Art work on exhibition wall with accompanying prose
Oyster shell midden of Sydney Rock Oysters - installation on floor of exhibition
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