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Aquifer: Art + Climate + Water

A Territory-wide program of dialogue, events and exhibitions responding to the current climate crisis

February – May 2022

Aquifer brings a Territory-wide focus to incite the activation of conversations on the impacts of climate change drawing attention to our citizen responsibilities to act now at a time when the global pandemic dominates media cycles.   

We believe artists are integral in the provocation of meaningful dialogue around the existential threats of fire, drought, and ecocide due to human-induced climate change through their practice.  

Local and interstate artists and galleries from across Canberra have joined forces in vigorous unison to engage in the climate crisis dialogue to coincide with the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS) ANU Climate Update 2022.  

This suite of exhibitions across the ACT demonstrate the inherent urgency for us to all act now to preserve the fragility of our environment for future generations.  

Learn more about the ANU Climate Update 2022 and how to be involved here

Explore the Aquifer program across Canberra:

Being Here

Tributary Projects

3 February – 20 February 2022

Degrees of Concern

8 February- 18 March 2022


Belconnen Arts Centre

11 February- 27 March 2022

Renegotiating the Landscape

Megalo Print Studio

26 March – 7 May 2022

Jacqueline Bradley

Canberra Glassworks

3 February – 27 March 2022


Belconnen Arts Centre

11 February – 27 March 2022

Where Lakes Once Had Water

10 February – 10 April 2022

Women See Change


10 February

Pacific Drift

Belconnen Arts Centre

11 February – 27 March 2022

Carbon Neutral

Canberra Contemporary Arts Space

18 February – 10 April 2022

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.