Climate exChange 

Art meets science in this unique Resilient South initiative. The Climate exChange offers artists access to Resilient South partner councils’ climate change data and science to interpret through their art. Artists are also able to collaborate with council staff and draw upon their expertise. Past artists have worked with a wide range of staff from teams responsible for Assets, Coastal Planning, Spatial Information Systems, Sustainability, Biodiversity, Conservation and Volunteer Coordination. The resulting art has fostered rich and compelling community dialogue around the nature of the climate challenge and the question of how we should respond as a community.

If you are interested in taking up this opportunity, register your interest by telling us a little about your art practice and the types of information you would like to explore.


Current Artists


Louise Flaherty

Memorials for lost plants

Louise Flaherty invites local community members  for an art studio session at Sauerbier House. Come and get to know the native plants of the Port Noarlunga Area by creating an artwork responding to a local plant species. Discuss how climate change is affecting our vulnerable local species. These drawings will be included in a collaborative wall of drawings depicting all of the plants from the region and exhibited in or around Sauerbier House during June /July 2019.  


Workshop sessions: 25th May 2pm & 8th June 2pm book in via:

Or drop into the studio at Sauerbier House on Wednesdays or Thursdays during the duration of the residency (no need to book).  

Past Artists


Neville Cichon


Neville worked with Onkaparinga council staff, scientists and the community to explore coastal climate change impacts including sea level rise and coastal erosion.

Circa 2030, Neville Cichon

Circa 2030, Neville Cichon



We are a proud partner of CLIMARTE in Victoria, who, like us, believe that art can show us where we have been, where we are now, and where we might go.

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 is a socially engaged festival of ideas, exhibitions and events.
23 April – 19 May 2019

ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 program includes over 30 exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria, theatre works, public programs and two outstanding keynotes.



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