Adaptation Exhibition

Further information


6 May to 10 June 2012 [Mandurah]

15 May to 30 June 2013 [Katanning]

Opening event

6 May 2012, 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Opening hours

Wednesday - Sunday 12noon - 4pm, Thursday 12noon - 5pm


INQB8.mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art, 63 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah 


Adaptation Project


Exploring the microbe to the macro, and everything in-between, Adaptation is SymbioticA’s art and ecology research project.

Exhibition Overview

The Adaptation exhibition features the projects undertaken by the Adaptation artists in residence embedded in Lake Clifton, south of Mandurah, WA, from 2008 to 2012.  Lake Clifton as a location and as a metaphor, offers a microcosmic peak into the broader issues of ecology and life itself.

Adaptation broadly scopes issues spanning the creation of life, indigenous culture, colonisation, scientific discovery, developmental booms, to fragility in the face of climate change.

Outcomes of SymbioticA’s Adaptation residency and collaboration projects will be showcased in this exhibition.

Visit the virtual tour of the Katanning staging of ADAPTATION, presented by ART ON THE MOVE.


In a broad scoping of issues surrounding life and ecology, Adaptation, SymbioticA’s long-term project, opens important dialogue and debate surrounding human inaction, intervention, responses and responsibilities to the world at large. For further information about this long-term project, visit the Adaptation project webpage.

Adaptation and ART ON THE MOVE
The regional tour of Adaptation through 2013-2015 is managed by ART ON THE MOVE.
The regional tour of this exhibition has been assisted by ART ON THE MOVE through the Exhibition Touring Program. The State of Western Australia has made an investment through the Department of Culture and the Arts in association with the Lotteries Commission in ART ON THE MOVE. ART ON THE MOVE is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council.