EXHIBITIONS

available on request

Details here

EXHIBITIONS

available on request

Details here

IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION

dual-channel video projection & quadraphonic sound

adjustable size

IMMERSIVE

INSTALLATION

dual-channel video

quadraphonic sound

adjustable size

SCREEN-BASED WORKS

video walks

dronescapes

interviews

SCREEN-BASED WORKS

video walks

dronescapes

interviews

About

Wetland Wander is an art-science collaboration
led by wetland ecologist Fernanda Adame,
sound artist Leah Barclay,
walking/media artist James Cunningham
and multimedia artist Suzon Fuks.
It incorporates knowledge from current and
traditional landowners within Quandamooka (Moreton Bay),
and Nywaigi, Gulgnay and Girramay countries
(Cardwell to Ingham), Queensland, Australia.

Wetlands are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth.
They store 3 times more carbon than terrestrial forests,
improve water quality and are home to a diversity of species.
Wetland Wander aims to inspire engagement and conservation of these critical ecosystems.

By getting up close and personal with the swamp,
we sense the beauty and the ecosystem complexity.
Informed by science and culture, we can take in the big picture—
the intrinsic, environmental and timeless values of wet land. 

Slow quiet walks through wetland habitats… mangrove sounds by day and night… drone-view, living-landscape paintings… 360-degree worlds of wonder… flights into species-specific niches…

4 kinds

4 kinds

Riverine

Riverine

Channels (rivers, creeks, waterways)

Channels (rivers, creeks, waterways)

and their associated vegetation

and their associated vegetation

Palustrine

Palustrine

Vegetated swamps (non-channel systems)

Vegetated swamps (non-channel systems)

with more than 30% emergent vegetation

with more than 30% emergent vegetation

Lacustrine

Lacustrine

Large, open, water-dominated

Large, open, water-dominated

systems (> 8ha)

systems (> 8ha)

Estuarine

Estuarine

Those influenced by tidal inundation

Those influenced by tidal inundation

sometimes diluted with freshwater run-off

sometimes diluted with freshwater run-off

Slow walks through wetland habitats, mangrove sounds by day and night, drone-view, living-landscape paintings,

Slow walks through wetland habitats,

360-degree worlds of wonder, flights into species-specific niches.

mangrove sounds by day and night,

drone-view, living-landscape paintings,

360-degree worlds of wonder,

flights into species-specific niches.

Overview

The Team

US$33000

worth of storm protection provided by 1 ha. of coastal wetland

10x

more CO2 emitted cutting mangrove forest than grassland

68%

of wetland area lost in the 20th century

75%

of tropical storm wave-power decreased by 20 m. of mangroves and marsh

Acknowledgements

We thank Traditional Owners from the lands from which this project’s material comes, especially the Nywaigi, Gulgnay and Girramay peoples of Northern Queensland and the Quandamooka peoples of Stradbroke Island. This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through the Advance Queensland Program for Engaging Science and an Advance Queensland Fellowship, and by Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre. We also thank The Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University and the Wetlands Program for their support.

Contact

Fernanda Adame: f.adame [at] griffith.edu.au