Extirpation: Local Extinction
Are you passionate about your local environment and endangered species? Then join us for an evening to celebrate and raise awareness of the ACT’s unique threatened species!
Extirpation: Local Extinction will feature both an art exhibition and a panel discussion on the theme of extirpation, i.e. local extinction, in the ACT. The event is run by students of the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the Australian National University (ANU). Local artists are invited to submit artwork depicting species or ecological communities listed on the ACT Threatened Species List to be exhibited at the event. The panel will feature professionals from both the art and science communities who will be invited to speak on the topic of local extinction.
Entry to the event is free and light refreshments will be provided. Nearby on-campus parking is free after 5pm.
Date and location:
The event will be held from 6:00pm-8:30pm on Monday the 22nd of May 2017. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the panel discussion will begin at 6:30pm.
The location will be the Australian National University (ANU) Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building (Building 124), Garran Rd, Acton ACT 2601. Entry to the event is via Eggleston Rd, opposite Graduate House.
The panel will comprise three to four professionals from both the art and science communities. This page will be updated with details of the panellists as they are confirmed. Panellists will also be asked to judge the Professionals' Choice Award.
Our first confirmed panellist is John Reid, a visual artist whose artwork addresses the environment, human rights and cultural identity.
Our second panellist is Eleanor Gates-Stuart, a visual media artist whose work focusses on scientific exploration and technology.