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The work of 54 acclaimed contemporary artists comes together in this exciting exhibition to increase awareness of the campaign to stop AGL’s proposed gas import terminal from being approved at Crib Point, and to raise urgently needed funds for Save Westernport Inc, including to mount a legal challenge in partnership with Environment Victoria and the Victorian National Parks Association.

Westernport is located approx. 60 km south east of Melbourne. Over the last 2 years the Westernport community has been united in a campaign to stop AGL’s proposed gas import terminal which, if approved, will have devastating impacts on the environment[1]. Westernport is uniquely rich and diverse; it is listed as a wetland of international importance under the ‘Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’. It is home to a multitude of sea life and local and migratory birds including the critically endangered eastern curlew and curlew sandpiper[2]. Furthermore, its tidal waters are home to vital carbon sequestering mangroves and seagrass meadows.

This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to take powerful collective action for the health and longevity of Westernport by making a donation or acquiring an artwork by a leading contemporary artist to help reach the fundraising target of 100K by November.

Curated by Penelope Gebhardt, co-founder of Silver Leaf Art Box, this exhibition is now on.

WESTERNPORT BAY NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW. PLEASE BUY AN ARTWORK OR DONATE TODAY. 100% OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE CAUSE.

Image: TextaQueen Serenader 2016, pigment ink on archival cotton rag, 59.7 x 42 cm, edition 3 and 2 A/P's

(1) https://environmentvictoria.org.au/campaign/stop-agls-dirty-gas-plan-for-our-bay/