Plasticine Marine

Glade-Wright, Robyn (2018) Plasticine Marine. [Creative Work]

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Abstract

This collection of works exhibited in Plasticine Marine evoke encounters between marine life and plastics to share a sense of urgency about the need for human behavioural change as plastic pollution dramatically impacts the ecologies of ocean habitats.

Research Background: Plastics are ubiquitous and persistent contaminants that pollute the air, land, and sea (Cox, 2019). Plastics do not biodegrade, although in a process that can take centuries UV radiation and wave action can cause fragmentation into micro-plastics (Diaz, 2018). Micro-plastic ingested by marine creatures is transferred up through the food chain arriving in food sold for human consumption. Exposure to micro-plastic particles can cause cell damage and adverse health effects (Vethaak & Leslie, 2016). This research addresses the problem of how to communicate the impacts of plastic pollution.

Research Contribution: This collection, exhibited in Plasticine Marine evokes encounters between marine life and plastics. The works addressed the problem regarding the urgent need for human behavioural change as plastic pollution dramatically impacts the ecologies of ocean habitats. Inflated is a large turtle filled with waste plastic floats as turtles produce gas, after consuming plastic then float and die. Sea Smog immerse people in 600 hanging lines of plastic. Plastic Time measures time in micro-plastic inundation. Is there time? made from buoys washed up on the shore invites people to act now. The research is revealed in the original visual forms that engage the imagination revealing and making visible the impacts of plastic pollution.

Research Significance: The body of work adds to the knowledge of environmental art. The work was used in a successful grant application for a touring exhibition. The piece Inflated was purchased and installed in front of a new Hotel in Cairns and is viewed by 300,000 people annually.

Item ID: 63065
Item Type: Creative Work (Original Work - Visual Art)
Media of Output: Inflated (found floats and rope washed up on beaches, metal, fabric, paint (200 x 250 x 45 cm)); Is there time? (found plastic buoys washed up on beaches, nylon, glue (120 x 120 x 140 cm)); Sea Smog (found plastic debris, nylon, glue (400 x 400 x 115 cm))
Event Details: Plasticine Marine
The Cairins Institute
16 March - 16 May 2018
Keywords: Visual Art, Plastic, Pollution
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Copyright Information: Copyrights © Robyn Glade-Wright. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Date Deposited: 28 May 2020 07:19
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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