RONA18 – National Exhibition

Rights of Nature (RONA18) National Art Exhibition
23-28 October 2018, Spring Hill Reservoir, Brisbane

Join us from 23-28 October 2018, for an evocative art exhibition exploring the meaning and implications of the Rights of Nature.

The National Art Exhibition is being hosted in the heritage listed Spring Hill Reservoir, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane.

AELA’s intention is to blend the creative re-interpretation of environmental governance with cultural responses to the rights of the natural world to exist, thrive and evolve.


** Tuesday 23 October – 10am to 5.00pm
** Wednesday 24 October – 10am to 5.00pm
** Saturday 27 October – 5pm – 10pm
** Sunday 28 October – 10am to 5pm


** Wednesday 24 October – 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Launch of Ecological Law and Governance Association (ELGA) and Welcome Reception for AELA Symposium.  Join us for drinks, canapes and fascinating talks about Earth ethics and the future of ecological governance, and a special viewing of the Art Exhibition
$20 – book your ticket –

**Thursday 25 October – 5.30pm to 9.30pm
AELA Symposium Dinner.  Join us for a relaxed evening of drinks, finger foods, Arts Performances and a special viewing of the Art Exhibition
$50 – book your ticket –


The RONA18 National Exhibition is part of AELA’s Bi-Annual Rights of Nature Celebration, RONA18 – “Rights of Nature Australia 2018” – which has been designed to promote cultural engagement with the emerging, global, Rights of Nature movement, and to celebrate the Australian Peoples’ Tribunal for Community and Nature’s Rights, held on Saturday 27th October 2018 at Banco Court in Brisbane.

The Rights of Nature National Art Exhibition connects with the themes of the 2018 Peoples Tribunal, which examined the impact of industrial scale agriculture on the Rights of Nature and local communities.

The Exhibition featured works from artists investigating themes of agency, in relation to existing and future food production and distribution systems. These works revealed, reflected and critiqued the current flaws in the western legal system that are disabling us from making purposeful choices and taking action to support the transition to earth-centred governance.


  • Teila Watson
  • Dale Collier
  • Marian Drew
  • Libby Harward
  • Anastasia Tyurina
  • Fiona Hall
  • Helen Hardess & Jude Roberts
  • Caresse Cranwell & Di James
  • Suzanne Bartos
  • Jill Sampson
  • Leah Barclay
  • Margaret Worthington
  • Renata Buziak
  • Danni Zuvela
  • Kay Lawrence
  • Merete Megarrity
  • Aviva Reed
  • Jenny Brown

AELA’s Earth Arts Curator, Dr Jenny Brown, is working with the Earth Arts Collective, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Liquid Architecture and people+artist+place to bring together visual and performance artworks for the program.

RONA18 Arts Catalogue

RONA18 Art Catalogue

Download the RONA18 Arts Catalogue

RONA18 National Exhibition Artists

View the exhibition Gallery Sheet below, or download the PDF.
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