EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
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Please note that exhibitions and events are subject to change.
LIGHTS OUT FOR THE REEF Presented by WWF and Earth Hour
Level 1 Library, 24 March 2014 to 11 May 2014.
Earth Hour has evolved from a single moment to a year-round social movement on climate change. On the Earth Hour agenda for 2014 is highlighting the urgent need to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of climate change. By 2030, just 16 years away, the effects of climate change on the reef will be irreversible, unless we act now.
WWF and Earth Hour present a spectacular exhibition of photographs taken from above and below the Great Barrier Reef which highlight the Reefs fragile beauty and massive scale.
CUBA AT THE QUAY PETER VAN SOMMERS
Level 2 Library, 24 March 2014 to 11 May 2014.
Peter van Sommers is a documentary photographer with a doctorate from Harvard who has held professorial positions in the social sciences, visual arts and design in Australia and overseas. In 2013, the photographer accompanied his partner, a member of The Solidarity Choir that participated with Australian Trade Union choristers, in a festival in Santiago de Cuba. The series ‘Cuba at the Quay’ documents this trip and includes several portraits of members of local Cuban choirs, many of which are subsidized by the national government.
Earth Hour - Lights Out for the Reef
Customs House, Ground Floor
6 March – 30 March 2014
Comprised of hundreds of handmade coral forms donated by 350 people around Australia, the vibrant crochet coral reef is here to remind Sydneysiders of the urgent need to protect the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of climate change. This year Earth Hour's focus is on protecting Australia's Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. If we don't act now, in just sixteen years, the effects of climate change on the Reef will be irreversible.
Celebrate Earth Hour by hosting a gathering at home with friends and family or attending an Earth Hour community event on Saturday 29 March. Together, we'll watch the remarkable, world-premiere Earth Hour documentary "It's Lights Out for the Reef" before turning off our lights at 8:30pm to make a stand for our reef.
Show your commitment to saving our beautiful, fragile world before it's too late. www.earthhour.org.au
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