The staff of the Potter would like to express our sympathy and heartfelt best wishes to those communities affected by the devastating bushfires that have engulfed the east of the country and captured the attention of the world. We too have been deeply affected by the scale and impact of this ongoing catastrophe and mourn its widespread toll on communities and Australia’s flora and fauna. The extraordinary contribution and sacrifice of our professional and volunteer firefighters cannot be underestimated and to them we extend our warmest thanks.
The Potter has addressed the increasing urgency of the myriad of issues around climate change in its exhibitions and programs over a number of years and will continue to do so in our strong belief that art, the voices of artists and the perspective of the University’s academics can create dialogue, inspire new ways of thinking, and importantly, encourage change.
Kelly Gellatly and the entire Potter team
Banksia sp.c. 1940s
The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973
© courtesy of the artist