Belgium-based muralist and painter ROA is offering an extravagant exhibit at the Backwoods Gallery in Australia dubbed “Annihilation”. The multi-medium artist portrays a series of endangered animals that reside in Australia like the bilby, honey possum, numbat, tree kangaroo, and wombat. The goal set behind these pieces for ROA are to bring awareness to the near extinct species & wild life habitats due to human activity.
Per a gallery statement via ROA,
Annihilation is ROA challenging us to contemplate our current climate discourse and quietly focus on, observe, and investigate nature. An invitation to reconnect to nature, to empathize, and as the dominant species recognize that the choice is ours alone to ensure all of nature’s survival, not just our own,
Included in the ‘Annihilation’ project, ROA also painted a sprawling wall mural on the gallery’s facade showing his realist take on a honey possum. The larger then life-sized mural is just another example of his skill-set and focus on change. To learn more about the gallery showing visit Backwoods Gallery’s website. The gallery is only allowing private previews by appointment only due to the coronavirus outbreak. The show is slated to run until April 5.
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