East Gippsland Art Gallery presents Flying Foxes and Disappearing Trees

Trees make rain: We wonder why the wind keeps blowing and why it doesn’t rain. Forests, in the right conditions, not only make rain locally but also hundreds of kilometres away.

January 2019: They were young and beautiful, and they were dying. Some fell out of the trees, some crawled down and died on the ground. Some left this life still gripping the branch. Babies clung to dead mothers, and struggling mothers held dead babies. The heat was relentless, and the suffering went on and on as death worked its way through 2000 or more flying-foxes in Gippsland.

Behind this mass death is a history of persecution and on-going conquest. It is a history of loss of forests, refuge areas, blossoms and nectar.


Image: Lisa Roberts, Flying in the Face of Adversity #101
Archival inkjet photograph



Tue to Fri 10am–4pm Sat 10am–2pm Free entry

Lisa Roberts: Photos from the Edge. Flying foxes are the canaries in our relentless coalmine...

18th Sep 2019 to 16th Oct 2019

East Gippsland Art Gallery
Artform: Photography
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20th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
21st Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
24th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
25th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
26th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
27th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
28th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
1st Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
2nd Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
3rd Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
4th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
5th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
8th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
9th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
10th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
11th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
12th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
15th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
16th Oct 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
18th Sep 2019 East Gippsland Art Gallery 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale, 3875