Installation is on view till 17 January 2016 at the Manningham Curio space

like an oil spill exhibition in curio space image
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 11.00 am to Thursday 31 December 2015, 11.00 pm
Carolyn Cardinet's Like and oil spill, plastic never goes away is an all black immersive installation comprising assorted discarded black plastic and fibreglass PVC mesh. The exhibition space is transformed into a window that reflects on the state of the ocean seabed.
This work is assembled out of the black plastic that Cardinet has collected from Port Phillip Bay and gleaned from the streets around her studio.
As the artist states, "Most of the plastic ‘detritus’ appearing in the work passed through someone's hands, used only once before being discarded in the overflowing bins of our city streets before washing up on our shores. The work explicitly asks 'how much more plastic do we need?' With current rates of consumption we are arguably at a point of no return. One can easily foresee the whole sea, like this installation, being strewn with debris that will never disappear unless we stop using plastic, start to care for our eco-system and reconnect with our environment."

About Curio

Curio is Manningham Art Gallery’s public exhibition space dedicated to contemporary video and installation art. It is located at the exterior south east corner of Manningham City Square and presents a curated selection of works that runs independently of the Gallery’s exhibition program. Learn more about the Manningham Art Gallery.

Curio Hours

7 days a week 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Manningham Art Gallery
687 Doncaster Road
Doncaster VIC 3108


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