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Pennie JAGIELLO | The crown-of-thorns has nothing over the Anthropocene 2018 | discarded plastic | 39 x 18 x 10cm | Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection 2342 | Reproduced by kind permission © the artist
Concern for the environment is a prevalent theme in the practice of many contemporary artists. Specifically, artists explore the impact that human industries and activities are having on the natural world. From land clearing and urban development to mining and waste, artists use various mediums to portray their alarm for the imprint humans are leaving on the Earth. This exhibition features artworks from the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – Toowoomba City Collection that offer diverse artistic expressions of this theme.