Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection.
Townsville environmental artist, Alison McDonald has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham's book, The Day of the Triffids.
"Humans have long had a love affair with plastic, believing it to be the answer to our eco-prayers," McDonald said.
My artworks reuse plastic materials in an attempt to raise questions about the relationship we have with plastic, and about its supposed sustainability."
Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by museums and galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program; and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.
Wanton, Wild and Unimagined opens at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland on Friday 3 May at 6.30pm with an official opening event and floor talk. Free event, all welcome. For more information visit: http://artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/exhibitions-2019/wanton-wild-and-unimagined-alison-mcdonald/
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