CSG the Exploration - 5.4.13

Serpentine Community Gallery

is proud to present

"CSG - the exploration:

An Artist's Dialogue".

The walls of the gallery

 have been dedicated to CSG - the exhibition,

 exploring the creative expressions

 and emotions centred around the

hotly contested coal seam gas issue.

This is a special exhibition

 open to the community

 to help debrief and

share the passionate artforms

 this issue has spawned.

All are welcome to the opening,

an all-ages event

 to be officially opened by

 Lismore City Cr Simon Clough

 this Friday, April 5 2013, at 6pm.

The Arts Cafe will be open to refresh

 excited tongues in this artists dialogue.

Music, art and information available.

Rob Harle 2013

'The colour of greed'

Jill Garsden

 'Our Mob's Message'


Artist's Statement

'Our Mob’s Message'

87% of voters in the plebiscite conducted in conjunction

with the Lismore local government election in Sept 2012

 did not support CSG exploration and mining in our region.

 Community anti-CSG activity, including marches, surveys, fund-raising concerts, protests, lobbying of politicians,

letters to the press and communication via social media, reinforces the very clear message from our mob that

 we are locking the gate to coal and gas companies

 and their destructive impacts.

As an artist primarily concerned with portraying the natural environment and its fauna – which are of course highly susceptible to damage from CSG mining – it came naturally

to me to symbolize our mob’s message in this painting. The attitude of the kangaroos is wary, watchful, and ready for action against threats, as ours is in relation to CSG mining.

After deducting creative and presentation costs, all money derived from the sale of this painting will be donated to support further research into the effects of CSG.

- Jill Garsden, 2013

Carol Fickling

'My Unfortunate Land' (left and right panels)

acrylic on canvas

Claire Chatfield

'Our Water' - print

Clowns Against Gas


Eric L Smith

'Sampler Doubtful Creek'


'Caring for Country - this affects you'