Rare Earth is completing its 2 week season at the Light Square Gallery with a late closing at 8pm, Thursday 16 November. Due to the exhibition’s warm reception, REAL hope to take Rare Earth on tour – adapting content to local audiences through the participatory component this work offers.
The wonderful opening speech delivered by Dr Sheryn Pitman, an environmental science communicator and the CEO of Inspiring South Australia is reproduced below.
We artists of REAL would love to hear your response to the following question: Why
Our aim for Rare Earth is to create an immersive space which offers the audience a moment to collectively pause, reflect and imagine alternative futures! The responses we receive will be included in an audio loop for our Rare Earth exhibition.
It is not onerous to be involved. All we would like you to do is record a short voice message response (instructions below) and send it to us. Contact
If English is a second language, please use your native language. If you can speak more than one language please consider sending more than one message.
Find a quiet room and open the voice memo app on your smartphone.
If you don’t have one installed, search for a voice memo app in your app store.
Hold the phone’s microphone (located at the base of the phone) a few centimetres from your mouth.
Press the red ‘record’ button and share your thoughts.
Keep it brief — between 5 and 30 seconds is best.
Once you’re finished, hit the record button again or the ‘stop’ to stop recording
If you’re unhappy with what you’ve recorded, just re-do it.
REAL artists, John, Georgie and Michele consider the fragility of the shoreline, natural and manmade. Imagery collected over the last 12 months is now being collated into visual dichotomies. Continue reading “Update”