Beyond the breakers [exhibition curatorship]

Effy Alexakis

Research output: Non-traditional research outputCuratorship


This exhibition utilizes marine photography as both a scientific tool and as a means of articulating a visual aesthetic that exists beyond the mere objective recording of specimens - scientific research and artistic perspectives have been merged. Vibrantly luminous images of whales breaching, streamlined dolphins gliding, sudden underwater encounters with seals and vast Antarctic landscapes peppered with penguin colonies, are sharply contrasted against current environmental challenges. Exhibition held at Macquarie University Art Gallery, 22 October 2008-10 January 2009. The exhibition also toured to other venues during 2009. An exhibition catalogue was produced.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
PublisherMacquarie University Art Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • photography
  • marine photography
  • climate change
  • global warming
  • pollution
  • marine extinctions
  • human marine activities
  • whales
  • seals
  • penguins
  • dolphins
  • beluga
  • video installation
  • marine birds
  • crustaceans
  • coral reefs
  • kelp forests
  • fisheries
  • coastal oceans
  • marine biodiversity
  • marine research
  • scientific research
  • sea life
  • marine biology
  • marine food chains
  • marine mammals
  • southern oceans
  • Antarctica
  • Arctic
  • fish species
  • marine habitats


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