Washed Up

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2016) Washed Up.

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Abstract

Wash Up was exhibited in the solo exhibition Red Tide in 2016 at Cairns Regional Gallery.

Research Statement

Research Background Washed Up is a work of art that applies a practice-led research method to the task of creating a work of art. The work considers aesthetic, symbolic and cognitive realms to create a work that is thought proving and memorable.
Research Contribution Washed up makes a contribution to human understanding of the impact of environmental degradation such as the loss of 40,000 tones of salmon and sardines in 2016 in Chile. The tears shape of the washed up buoy is part implies a further environmental problem of overloading the sea with plastic waste. Changing climate conditions are linked to an increase in frequency and severity toxic algae blooms. The algae blooms in red tides kill marine creatures and infected fish are toxic to humans. Art provides a form of communication for these events to be revealed.
Research Significance This research is significant because it may elicit reflection and create a greater understanding of environmental degradation. It may also show how beauty can be used create empathy for the creatures with whom we share the plant.
Item ID: 45177
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Buoy washed up on Australian coast, projection (110cm x 80cm x 80cm)
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 05:05
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 100%
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