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"Let them stand"



South Melbourne’s Cyclone Gallery comes alive from 5 – 28 October, hosting a unique photographic exhibition from seven of Australia’s most prominent photographers, capturing the beauty of Australia’s south eastern native forests, starkly juxtaposed to the destruction caused by continued logging.

The brainchild of former fashion businesswoman and now respected artist and climate change activist, Prue Acton, Natural Forests – Australia’s Wilderness Coast, captures the awe-inspiring imagery of forests from Bermagui in NSW to East Gippsland in Victoria.

Ms Acton describes the exhibition as a stark reminder of how important Australia’s native forests are to biodiversity and climate change.

“Art and ecology are natural bedfellows. Art may not be able to change the world, but it can remind the world of what we stand to lose and also of what is still ours if we can only move away from unsustainable and destructive industries, such as native forest logging,” Ms Acton said.

“I was inspired by Peter Dombrovkis’ photograph, “River Bend”, which is credited with helping save the Franklin River. An email to photographer, Richard Green, resulted in him taking an unforgettable panorama of the South East forests,” Ms Acton continued.

Exhibition photographers include Richard Green, Rob Blakes, Heidi Smith, Gordon Undy, Judith Deland, John Reid and David Tatnall.

Ms Acton was delighted to bring the exhibition to Cyclone Gallery in South Melbourne, due to its ties with parent company, Cyclone Advertising, an agency located on Level 1 above.

"I feel the team at Cyclone Gallery understand the power of story telling through imagery – adding to a story that is told through say, science and economics.” Ms Acton said. “I hope the powerful images from this exhibition have an impact on Australians at this pivotal time in history,” she continued.

Curated by Rod Fuller of Cyclone Advertising, a percentage of proceeds from exhibition sales will be donated to South East Region Conservation Alliance Inc (SERCA), arts and business communities.

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