Collection: ANASTASIA KLOSE | For thy sake I in love am grown

For the past two and a half years, Mossman-based artist Anastasia Klose has assisted Rainforest Reserves Australia’s conservation campaign to protect Queensland’s highly biodiverse coastal ranges from poorly sited industrial wind developments, focusing in particular on the proposed Chalumbin wind development near Ravenshoe.

This exhibition of new drawings, video and performance is a response to the Klose’s “random, exhausting and depressing adventures in conservation” and the artist’s growing awareness of diminishing biodiversity in Queensland and imminent threats to its unique landscapes.

The artist has read many wind farm Public Environment Reports, considered State and Federal legislation, listened to Jirrbal Traditional Custodians speak about the significance of their connection to Country, and community members talk of their love for the land and biodiversity around them; and had the privilege of getting to know inspiring conservationists as well as meet scientists and politicians. But the energy that truly drives her is a love for the beautiful landscapes in Far North Queensland and the creatures that live there.

About the Artist

Anastasia Klose lives in Mossman, Far North Queensland. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Drawing from the Victorian College of the Arts. An exhibiting artist since 2004, she has presented works at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Museum of Contemporary Art, GOMA, Muma, National Gallery of Victoria, University of Queensland, Artspace and Art Basel Hong Kong. She has held solo exhibitions at Spacement, Tolarno Galleries, Gertrude Contemporary and Lilac City Studio. Her work is held in public institutions and private collections. Most recently her work was included in the exhibition “Know my name” at the National Gallery of Australia. She is a conceptual artist known for her videos, drawings and performance-based works.