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23 April, 2022

Climate change exhibition opens

MAREEBA-based artist Melissa Waters recently hosted the opening of her art exhibition in collaboration with the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) labelled TOXIC, exploring the theme of climate change.


Aisha de Barros Lopes and Tablelands Regional Council Mayor, Rod Marti, with Melissa Waters (centre).

The exhibition was opened by Tablelands Regional Council Mayor Rod Marti and Aisha De Barros Lopes from CAFNEC. 

“‘Climate change acknowledges the harsh reality that we are destroying nature and wildlife and depleting resources that sustain us - this has been a challenging subject to portray,” Ms Waters said. 

“I love to explore and experiment with colours, textures and shapes. 

“There is dramatic beauty in all things and it is this that I’m wishing to capture in my art.” 

Ms Waters will be the artist in residence at the Tablelands Gallery from 10am to 12pm each Thursday throughout the duration of the exhibition until 21 May.

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