Image courtesy of Liz Walker
Artists, Liz Walker and Avis Gardner, will host a series of exciting community workshops using found, natural and recycled items to create a large Sea Forest or Garden. The project is an opportunity for participants to come together and create something beautiful, thought provoking and sustainable. The workshops will culminate in the display of an interactive ephemeral artwork that celebrates the colour and vibrancy of the underwater world right on our doorstep, while building awareness around the fragility our throwaway society poses to its health and longevity due to microplastics, excessive fishing and rising temperatures.
This large temporal artwork is unlike anything Kingston Arts has ever produced in collaboration with the community and will be installed at the Craft Markets Australia event scheduled for Sunday the 15th of December, at Sir William Fry Reserve, Highett.
This project is timely, considering a study commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and carried out by the microplastics research team at Australia's University of Newcastle found that the global average of microplastic ingestion could be as high as five grams a week per person, or the 'equivalent of eating a teaspoon of plastic - or a credit card - every week.' To see the full article by Ben Milington in the ABC NEWS, 12 June 2019, please visit https://ab.co/31UhqDx
All materials are provided, and all skill levels and ages are welcome! Please ensure children are supervised by an adult at all times.