When:2 - 17 February
Mixed media painting by Phil Ryan
Australia is often referred to as an ancient, stable continent. So many Australians are surprised to find out that there are two major volcanic provinces on the eastern part of Australia that have erupted within the last 10,000 years. The first is situated in Far-North Queensland and the second is found at the southern end of the continent in central-western parts of Victoria and south-eastern South Australia.
These young volcanic landscapes have their origins in the most cataclysmic events in Australia’s recent geological history so the resulting landscapes have some many unique features; volcanic craters, lava tubes, distinct landforms, and colourful rock outcrops. Some of these features are shared between northern Queensland and southern Victoria but there are also interesting differences. One of the aims of this series of landscapes is to juxtapose the beauty and serenity of the current landforms with their recent violent and dramatic origins.