The Killing Sink by Matt Dunne
The Killing Sink by Matt Dunne is a research-based photography exhibition that examines a Victorian court case from 2018 in which a man killed 400 Wedge-Tailed Eagles. Made up of black and white photographs, archival findings and cultural objects, the project tells the story of the people and animals who inhabit the Australian environment, within a broader context of a country with some of the worst rates of extinction in the world.
Since colonialisation, 90 Australian species have gone extinct, and Australia has lost more biodiversity in the last 200 years than any other nation on Earth. This trend is accelerating and was underscored in the 2022 State of the Environment Report.