Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger has created an environmental narrative of four islands from around the globe; Lord Howe Island (NSW) the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Faroe Islands (the North Sea) and Deception Island (Antarctica). Through their remoteness, the plight of these islands, surrounding waters and wildlife, remains virtually invisible to our world. Having spent the past four years involved in onsite research, the artist works to reveal how human encroachment is affecting these islands.
Curator, Jan Guy presents Kannar-Lichtenberger's multidisciplinary approach to her subjects. The artist's considerations of these environments through her research and artistic practice has created an eco-critical vision sitting at the intersection between the sciences and humanities. This Ain't No Mirage is an exhibition which addresses the discourse surrounding the role of contemporary society, increasing tourism and how remote places are being affected by our consumerist culture.