Soren Dahlgaard and the Maldives Exodus Caravan Show, Mobile Maldives, 2013

The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show

Federation Square, Amphitheatre, Flinders Street, Melbourne
Between Melbourne Visitor Centre and ACMI
Dates: 20th – 24th April, 27th April – 17th May. Daily. Free.

The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show is curated by Danish artist Søren Dahlgaard with deputy curators Elena Gilbert & Microclima. This international group exhibition promotes themes of environmental awareness and climate change with art videos, performance, music, and games.

The caravan and inflatable island represents movement in all aspects- both physical and mental – to focus on the current political unrest in the Maldives and resonates with the plight of low lying Pacific island states in the face of climate change.

Participating artists include:
Mohammed Azzam Axza (MALDIVES) Bik Van der Pol (HOLLAND) Else Marie Bukdahl (DENMARK) Christian Falsnaes (DENMARK) Funko (MALDIVES) Mark Harvey (NZ) Antti Laitinen (FINLAND) The Land Foundation (THAILAND) Kamin Lertchaiprasert (THAILAND) Ja MaaL (MALDIVES) 1984 Maldives (MALDIVES) Mo Manal (MALDIVES) Virginie Moerenhout (HOLLAND) Fathmath Nadira (MALDIVES) President Mohamed Nasheed (MALDIVES) Mariyam Omar (MALDIVES) Playmakers in Maldives (mixed nationalities) Amani Naseem (MALDIVES) Alexander Ponomarev (RUSSIA) Mohamed Simon (MALDIVES) SUPERFLEX (DENMARK) Meir Tati (ISRAEL) Rirkrit Tiravanija (THAILAND) Joel Sharpe (AUSTRALIA) Tom Penney (AUSTRALIA) Harry Lee (AUSTRALIA) PlayReactive (AUSTRALIA)

Søren Dahlgaard is currently a PhD Candidate at VCA, Victorian College of the Arts at The University of Melbourne. His research project: Art as a tool for environmental regeneration will create a forest garden in a public park in Melbourne over the next three years.


Watch us setting up the Maldives Exodus Caravan Show.


Special thanks to Sally Northfield and Harry Lovelock for allowing their Capricorn caravan to be part of Melbourne’s Maldives Exodus Caravan Show!

caravan drawing


Getting there:
Train Stop: Flinders Street Station
Tram Stop: Flinders Street / Federation Square
Bike route: Yes