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Cove

Cove

Alexander Duncan All images by and courtesy of the artist. Cove (anthropocene), 2007-2012, polyurethane, polystyrene. Cove explores the complex relationship between man-made materials that inhabit the contemporary world. Polyurethane foam is an in-between material - of housing insulation, boat floatation and life buoys. An aesthetic that is born purely out of practicality, man-made and water worn, these repugnant ‘pebbles’ have been sought from rocky coves, inlets and slips, themselves often forgotten in-between spaces of...

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Entitlement 1

Entitlement 1

Simon Gilby with text co-written by Dave Whish Wilson All images are of Entitlement 1, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, salt and stainless steel, 61" tall. Photos by Rooel Loopers. There is an ethereal quality to Simon Gilby’s salt figure, cast from the body of a ten year old boy, which speaks of its materiality, positioning and transformative properties. Bolted onto a small concrete island, an abandoned gun turret at Bathers Beach, Fremantle, the salt-boy stands...

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Oceans of Junk

Oceans of Junk

Cynthia Minet All images courtesy of the artist. Photos by Martin Cox.     Can the issues of plastic in our oceans and on land be engaged in a visual and non-didactic format? Can artworks made from trash become something beautiful while retaining their critical position? I grapple with these questions in my sculptures, installations and drawings. Since 2009, I have been working on a series I call “Unsustainable Creatures”, life-size pieces based on...

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The Advance

The Advance

Susan Murrell All images by and courtesy of the artist.   The Advance, 2015, 9x18x6 feet, watercolor, acetate, sand, vinyl, tape, fabric remnants, insulation, gallery pedestals.   Technology has fundamentally changed our connection to the landscape. The horizon has defined our relationship to the world; now with our expanding perspective, we feel a kinship with microscopic images and areal views of planets. Vestiges of built environments, architecture, tools, or actions such as fracking and...

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The Intimate Realities of Water

Adrian Parr Water regularly and effortlessly cleans and refreshes every aspect of our lives so that we can get on with our lives, spending time on other things, like earning a living, studying, or simply just enjoying the best life has to offer. But this is not the case for people living in the slums of Nairobi. In slum areas water and sanitation services are especially bad. Trailer - The Intimate Realities of Water...

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Sounds from a Watery Grave

Sounds from a Watery Grave

Daniel Trivedy Film and still frame courtesy of the artist. Sounds from a Watery Grave, 2015, film. The shores of the Mediterranean have long been a favored holiday destination for Europeans, but beneath the waves one of the tragic stories of our times is unfolding. In 2014, it was estimated that 3000 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life in Europe. This number is due to rise...

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Sea Change

Sea Change

Hajra Waheed Sea Change (2013 - ) is a visual novel that stitches together a story about the missing and the missed. It revolves around the journey and disappearance of nine people who do so in the name of salvation, a better life or a new one. Each chapter is dedicated to one character. Through hundreds of works and many in the making, viewers access an intimate glimpse into the fragments of selves that are...

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