Era Tatabo with Daughter Tawana (4 months), standing at the former site of her home that was washed away.
Era Tatabo with Daughter Tawana (4 months), standing at the former site of her home that was washed away. Submitted

Images of dire climate change

THE Bunker Cartoon Gallery’s latest exhibition is as topical as it gets – climate change and its dire consequences for humanity.

Supported by Oxfam Australia, Tides of Resilience documents the impact of Cyclone Sidr when it struck Bangladesh in 2007, with thousands of people losing their lives.

This moving exhibition vividly shows what is becoming the every day for Bangladeshis as cyclones become more frequent and intense.

Rodney Dekker is a documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller currently working in Australia.

He has photographed the effects of climate change and its resulting hardship on livelihoods in Australia, Bangladesh, Tuvalu and Kiribati.

The exhibition, which will comprise prints and a multimedia presentation is designed to create greater awareness of the plight of rural communities facing dislocation and hardship as climate change threatens their traditional way of life.

However, it is also a story of human determination, innovation and resilience.

Dekker’s images of the devastating Victorian bushfires and Australia’s many droughts and floods have appeared in Australian Geographic, The Age, Australian Photography and Weekend Australian Magazine.

While the exhibition officially opens on February 5, those interested can attend a special preview on February 4 at the gallery from 11am. Complimentary morning tea will be provided.

The exhibition closes on February 11 and the gallery is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Call 6651 7343 for more details.



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