Bringing issues to life through art

Under The Weather
Images of climate change from the streets

Exhibition duration:  Ongoing

The photographs on display at Surrey Downs Community Centre show the risks posed by climate change through the lens of people experiencing homelessness.

The 12 photographs were produced as part of the Under the Weather project, a series of workshops and larger exhibition presented last May by Hutt Street Centre in the City of Adelaide.  

The participants from Hutt St Centre’s Pathways to Education and Aged City Living programs were provided with cameras and taught the skills to photograph their immediate environment and their everyday experiences of rain, wind, storms and heat. They produced a wide range of images that revealed how the changing weather patterns are impacting on the homeless. 

They produced a wide range of images that revealed how the changing weather patterns are impacting on the homeless.

 

Shoes and Can image by Salvador
‘Shoes and Can’ by Salvador

 

 

It's a long way from the top by Karen
‘It’s a long way from the topy’ by Karen

 

We hope this smaller exhibition at our community centre will encourage thoughtful conversations about climate change and a deeper awareness of living rough in a changing climate. 

This exhibition was facilitated by the City of Tea Tree Gully through Gallery 1855. These 12 photographs are a part of the Under The Weather project. It was supported by The University of Central Queensland and the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility’s (NCCARF) Vulnerable Communities Network, who all worked in collaboration with Hutt St Centre.

Gallery 1855 and Surrey Downs Community Centre would like to thank Danielle Every, Senior Research Fellow, The Appleton Institute, CQ University, Adelaide and Hutt St Centre for the loan of these 12 poignant images.

The Surrey Downs Community Centre is located at 6 Zanoni Cres, Surrey Downs SA 5126.

Telephone:  (08) 8397 7423