Going

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2016) Going.

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Abstract

Going is a work out art consisting of forty-three butterflies created from leaves and paint. The butterflies resemble the iconic Ulysses butterfly that are common in Cairns. The piece addresses the gradual decline in the butterfly population in this region.

Research Statement

Research Background These works of art seek to extend research into how ideas about the natural environment can be brought to light. Ideas such as the decreasing number of butterflies are abstract concepts. Works of art represent these concepts in a visual form and this can generate greater understanding.
Research Contribution This work of art make a contribution to the understanding of how we can gain knowledge. The butterflies in going were hung in group that diminished in number over an 8 meter section of a trail. The piece makes a contribution to community understanding of the environmental changes and habit loss due to climate change.
Research Significance The research is significant because it communicates the facts of climate change science in a manner that enables people from various walks of life to understand the veracity of the situation. The work was seen by an estimated 4,000 people who use the track for recreation.
Item ID: 47475
Item Type: Artefact
Media of Output: Leaves, seeds, glue, paint
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This work was featured in the Sculpture Botanica art trail at the Cairns Botanic Gardens, QLD, Australia, 01 October - 05 November 2016.

Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 06:37
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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