A new exhibition by Sydney based photographic artist and visual activist Sally McKay opens at the .M Contemporary Gallery in Woollahra, Sydney on 17 October.
One of the images from Sally MvcKay’s “Seed the Change” exhibition. © Sally McKay.
In the exhibition, McKay showcases highly sophisticated and immersive imagery that encapsulates her concerns for the future of seeds. Her primary focus is the Moreton Bay Chestnut, a plant native to a few places within Australia and the Pacific region, which she has used as the centre of her exploration. Fastidiously arranging over 3,000 collected seeds into
intricate designs, she has documented each instalment with light and colour. Presented en masse, the Moreton Bay Chestnut seeds signify the thousands of seed types and accompanying local knowledge lost to extinction over the past 100 years. Alongside the exorbitant debt killing farmers and destroying lives globally as a result of seed interference.
Sally McKay lives and works in Sydney and is represented by .M Contemporary. After two successful exhibitions at .M Contemporary, alongside showings at Sydney Contemporary 2018 and 2019, McKay was invited to exhibit in the core artistic program at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019, Australia’s leading contemporary photographic biennale. Seed The Change is McKay’s third exhibition at .M Contemporary.
The gallery is located at 37 Ocean Street, Woollahra, Sydney. Click here for more information.