Wobbegong Shark swimming in Seal Rocks.

Wobbegong Shark captured by Michaela Skovranova swimming in Seal Rocks.

Image: Michaela Skovranova
© Michaela Skovranova

Ages: Recommended for 16+

With a distinctively ambient aesthetic, Michaela Skovranova has photographed the Great Barrier Reef for National Geographic, documented the Black Summer bushfires for TIME, and created a film about waters around Antarctica that launched at TEDx Sydney. She has documented humpback whale migrations in the Pacific and the dwindling populations of Grey Nurse sharks along the east coast of Australia. In all her work, Michaela has immersed herself in capturing intimate environmental and human stories.

Enjoy a drink and canapes on arrival before Michaela and the AM’s Climate Change Solutions Centre curator, Dr Jenny Newell, discuss bearing witness to Earth’s most magnificent environments, observing their changes and finding ways to champion their survival.

Following the talk, explore the AM’s Sharks exhibition where a dedicated Shark scientist will share their research and be on hand to answer your questions.



Michaela Skovranova

Michaela Skovranova is an Australian-based artist working in the field of photography and film.
Michaela Skovranova is an Australian-based artist working in the field of photography and film. Image: Anrielle Hunt
© Anrielle Hunt

Michaela Skovranova is an Australian-based artist working in the field of photography and film. Michaela's work has focused on capturing intimate environmental and human stories - from documenting coral reefs and Great Barrier Reef restoration for National Geographic, the Great Australian Bight for Greenpeace and the aftermath of Australian Bushfires for TIME Magazine.

Her short films pick up the natural, ambient-lit storytelling where the images leave off, with her latest short film End of the World, which speaks to the devastating impacts of climate change in Antarctica, premiering at TEDx Sydney 2020.


Dr Jenny Newell

enny Newell is Curator, Climate Change Projects at the Australian Museum
enny Newell is Curator, Climate Change Projects at the Australian Museum. Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum

Jenny Newell is Curator, Climate Change Projects at the Australian Museum. Jenny works on the cultural dimensions of climate change, focusing on communities in Australia and the Pacific. She aims to increase engagement in environmental stewardship through the medium of museums.

With a background in environmental history, Jenny has worked with Pacific communities and collections at the British Museum, National Museum of Australia, the American Museum of Natural History (New York) and the Australian Museum to amplify voices on climate change for broad audiences.


Sharks is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbuster Funding initiative.




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