The knowledge that, every year, millions of tonnes of plastic are discarded into the environment, and that plastic is found everywhere from deep ocean floors to high mountain ranges, gives rise to feelings of anxiety, anguish and grief.
Barbara Dover and Robyn Glade-Wright bring you this touring exhibition, Disquiet: Ecological Anxieties and Transformations. It initiates consideration of and conversations about challenging questions regarding our use of natural resources, emissions and consumption as well as how waste is processed or discarded and how there practices impact the environment. We use plastic marine debris that has been found washed up on the beaches of far north Queensland to create works of art which amplify and raise questions about the pollutants' resulting destruction.
The exhibition commenced in January 2020 at Artspace Mackay until April, then moved onto the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery until June. Currently, Disquiet is on display at Northsite Contemporary Arts (formerly Kick Arts) in Abbot Street, Cairns but only until 26 September. This 2020 exhibition will then move to Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts in Townsville.