Farzana Ahmad

No Planet B #1, 2023

70.6 × 70.6 cm
‘No Planet B #1’ is a visual documentation of the Anthropocene. It is inspired by the devastating floods in Lismore, NSW in 2022 and draws attention to the effect of climate change on people and property. The painting depicts the consequences of global warming lapping at our doorsteps in the form of natural disasters which are increasing in frequency and intensity at an alarming rate. The work aims to raise awareness about the ecological crisis and the climate emergency that can no longer be ignored. It encourages viewers to take personal responsibility and act now to salvage a liveable planet for our children because it’s not just their home but the only one they’ve got.

I am a multidisciplinary Sydney artist expressing myself through various visual arts disciplines including printmaking, oils, acrylics, watercolour, ceramics, and sculpture. I am inspired by the beauty of natural and urban landscapes and the social, political, cultural, and environmental issues affecting the world in my time. As an artist I feel compelled to document what I see and feel in my art and regard it as bearing witness for posterity. I am interested in capturing and conveying the movement of my subjects in a realistic style and also like expressing myself abstractly. I graduated with Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design in 2022. I have participated in group exhibitions since 2018. In 2021, I was commissioned by NSW Health to produce a body of work for Canterbury Hospital’s Antenatal Ward and X-ray Department. I was the recipient of ACU National Visual Arts Award in 2018 and the NAVA Ignition Award in 2022. I was also a finalist in Burwood Art Prize 2023.

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