VERGE exhibition, Knysna – opening 10 November

Written by Willow Wright

Join curator Janet Botes for VERGE, an exhibition where art is not the only entertainment to enjoy. Starting on 10 November and ending on 30 November, you will find yourself visiting more than once to attend the planned events.

Focused on creating awareness of endangered species, VERGE exhibition collaborates with local scientists, environmentalists and organisations like Knysna Basin Project. With a variety of uniquely talented artists attending, there are more than enough perspectives to explore for every taste.

The opening at Knysna’s Knysna Art Gallery in the Old Gaol museum complex, corner of Main and Queen Streets at 6 pm – 9 pm is not to be missed. Entrance is free and the experience rewarding.

Do you want to know more? Go to Artforspecies.org here.


Inspired and in support of REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR LOST SPECIES, which happens on NOVEMBER 30TH every year.

 

“People explore the stories of extinct and critically endangered species, cultures, lifeways, and ecological communities. Whilst emphasising that these losses are rooted in violent and discriminatory governing practices, the day provides an opportunity for participants to make or renew commitments to all who remain, and to develop creative and practical solutions.

 

Remembrance Day for Lost Species honours diverse experiences and practices associated with enduring and witnessing the loss of cultural and biological diversity. Participate in any way you choose – the annual theme can provide inspiration. Previous events have taken many forms including art projects, processions, tree planting, rituals and more.” ~ lostspeciesday.org

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