Advocating for meaningful action on climate change, 30 visual arts exhibitions across Melbourne and regional Victoria will present work that explores the burning issue and the relationship between art and the environment.

An excellent example of this is the survey exhibition by Peter Dombrovskis (1945-1996), at Monash Gallery of Art until 12 May, whose photography of Tasmania’s wilderness played an important role in the prevention of the damming of the Franklin River. There will be many educational and entertaining public programs so check the website for the unique symposia, notably Miranda Massie (USA) at the University of Melbourne making a case for dedicated climate museums, as well as ‘Ecofeminist Fridays’, also at the school. On view 23 April to 19 May 2019.

Peter Dombrovskis, Cushion plants, Mount Anne, Southwest Tasmania, 1984. Courtesy the National Library of Australia, Australian Capital Territory