To the Ends of the Earth: Exhibition


An adventure through the places of contemporary global culture, from paradises and Utopias, to machines, monsters and ruins.

To the Ends of the Earth is an exhibition by landscape architect Richard Weller that takes visitors on an intellectual adventure through a carefully curated selection of places that can be understood as metaphors of contemporary global culture.

Spread across all seven continents, from the depths of the ocean to outer space, these places are divided into six categories: Paradises, Utopias, Machines, Monsters, Ruins, and Instruments. The spectrum ranges from Steve Jobs’ Apple Park in California to a national park in Costa Rica, a small field station for the protection of wild orangutans in Borneo, the Great Green Wall in Central Africa, to the Trump resort Mar-a-Lago.

A grand tour of the most pertinent places in the world today.

This is a free exhibition during Melbourne Design Week, accompanying the book launch and talk for To the Ends of the Earth: A Grand Tour for the 21st Century

When: 11am–5pm, Wednesday 29 May—Saturday 1 June 2024
Where: CY Space, 35 Johnston Street (Collingwood Yards)

(Image: Wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, Matauri Bay, New Zealand)