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Exhibition – (un)Natural Ocean
September 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - October 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Opening 5.30pm, 9 September
Wild Island is excited to show three artists whose practice is inspired by the ocean.
Contemporary multi media artist, Robbie Burrows, accentuates the connection between pulsating New Life and a healthy oceanic system. Composing three dimensional works on canvas combined with delicate brush work, Robbie brings forth a visceral other worldliness to the aquatic eco system.
We also introduce two artists who use marine debris as the basis of their art making. Jess Leitmanis creates delightful organic woven sculptures, made from rope collected on the Southwest Tasmania Marine Debris Cleanup trip, while jeweller Sophie Carnell’s work questions what we view as precious and what we view as disposable by using ocean debris alongside precious materials and transforming them into treasured objects.
Exhibition will be opened by Dr Ingrid van Putten, researcher into how we value and impact the ocean (CSIRO division of Oceans and Atmosphere).