May 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Damien Minton Gallery
583 Elizabeth St
Redfern NSW 2016
The Intelligent Animal
0400 099 620
The BIG REV UP: Fundraising Exhibition to STOP ADANI @ Damien Minton Gallery

Join us for the The BIG REV UP: STOP ADANI

A campaign fundraiser, bringing together artists and the Sydney art community in support of the campaign to move Australia beyond coal and #StopAdani.

This is an opportunity to participate in the critical debate on climate change. Community members from around the country are undertaking frontline action to stop the construction of the Adani Carmichael mine at Moray Downs, Queensland. These dedicated people are engaging in peaceful civil disobedience to show Adani and their supporters that the community will not let them build their mine.

The Government decision to approve a groundwater plan to Adani Carmichael Mine, threatens ancient springs and 160 wetlands. The Environment Minister claims the CSIRO, however a CSIRO report has raised concerns about Adani’s plan to drain 12.5 billion litres of river water annually. The proposed mine threatens the survival of the Great Barrier Reef and vital ecosystems, will generate billions of carbon pollution into our atmosphere and will destroy the ancestral lands, waters and cultures of Indigenous people without their consent.


The artists exhibiting in The BIG REV UP, engaging in a diversity of media, reflect the broader community’s belief social change can and does matter. We are deeply grateful to them for the rich, clear-sighted lines of thought that they bring to the context of this Sunday Arvo Art Salon fundraiser. We thank them all for their rigour and commitment they have brought to this protest exhibition.

The artists include: Gabrielle Bates / Judith Crispin / Annemaree Dalziel / Keg de Sousa / Robert Eadie / Alex Gawronski / Juno Gemes / Catherine Gomersall / Blak Douglas / Ruark Lewis / Ganbold Lundaa / Niki McDonald / Peter Solness / Paola Talbert / Jason Wing.

A donated limited edition photographic print, Benny Zables Eco Warrior: It’s Costing the Earth (1989), by Juno Gemes will be auctioned. Benny Zables has been a life long Environmental Activist and one of Nimbin’s founders. Gemes and Zables have been friends since the 1970’s and were often at environmental action campaigns together during the 1980s. The photograph is part of a series created for the environmental movement in which Zables collaborated with Gemes. The collection is held at the National Museum of Australia. Zables is a participant of the STOP ADANI Bob Brown Convoy traveling from Tasmania to Queensland.

We acknowledge elders, past present and future – and that they are of continuing importance in relationship and responsibility to traditional land. Intelligent Animal respect the communication protocols and the role of Elders in culture and heritage protection advice.

The Intelligent Animal contributes to the growing awareness of the critical action required to ensure the future of our bio-diversity and to ensure there is ongoing protection. The purpose of Intelligent Animal is to financially contribute to organisations undertaking critical action to ensure the future and ongoing protection of our bio-diversity.

Recommended website links:
Stop Adani Campaign: https://www.stopadani.com/
Frontline Action on Coal: https://frontlineaction.org/
ReAct Climate Code Red: http://react-climate.org/
Intelligent Animal: https://www.intelligentanimal.com.au/

Recommended events:
ReAct Climate Code Red
Protestival 19 April – 19 May 2019

STOP ADANI campaign fundraiser
Sunday Arvo Art Salon
4-6pm Sunday 12 May 2019
583 Elizabeth Street Redfern

Presented by ia and 583 Elizabeth Street Projects in association with Frontline Action on Coal.

Upstairs, 583 Elizabeth St, Redfern 2016
M: 0400 099 620 E: [email protected]

Detail of photograph: Benny Zables Eco Warrior: It’s Costing the Earth
Juno Gemes c Minton House, Kings Cross 1989. Digital print inks on Canon fine art paper.

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Macquarie University Art Gallery
10 May – 31 June 2019

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