Member statement: Climarte and MARS Gallery

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I recently opened two art exhibitions in Prahran. 

The MARS Gallery in Windsor partnered with Climarte to bring together a group of environmentally conscious exhibitions as part of the Art + Climate = Change 2015 festival. This was a particularly inspiring exhibition, because at a time when the federal government is trying to dismantle every program and piece of legislation we have to fight climate change, when our country is going from leaders to laggers and getting in the way of climate action, it is understandable that the public can become disengaged from the issue of climate change. Exhibitions like this play a key role in engaging, informing and inspiring the community to consider their actions and to create a sustainable future. Well done to everyone at MARS Gallery and Climarte and to the artists for tackling this critical issue.