The Soils Project: Diewke van den Heuvel

Diewke van den Heuvel speaks about her work Melting Heart. In this poetic ode, Diewke bears witness to the disappearing glacier. Climate change, a mostly hidden force, becomes visible as Diewke visits the Aletsch area in the Alps. The largest glacier of the Alps, melting rapidly, will vanish in 70 years.


You’re invited to take a closer listen to the atmospheric sounds of the melting glacier and the environment surrounding it in this field recording that accompanies the work.


The Soils Project closes 12 November 2023.

Visit TarraWarra’s Instagram to see photos of the exhibition.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Sidney Myer Fund; the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands, Australia; the Mondriaan Fund, the Public Cultural Funding Organisation focusing on visual arts and cultural heritage; Dutch culture; and Fasilitasi Bidang Kebudayaan (FBK) Interaksi Budaya, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of Indonesia.

Header image: Diewke van den Heuvel, Cave 2020 from the series Melting Heart, digital print on recycled pet-bottle fabric, sound. Courtesy of the artist

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Temporarily closed for exhibition installation. Open again 3 Aug