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'Plastic Effects' exhibition at the 2016 London Design Bienalle

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Neill, B and Lavers, JL, 'Plastic Effects' exhibition at the 2016 London Design Bienalle, London Design Bienalle, London, UK (2016) [Published Creative Work]


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Designer Brodie Neill is a University of Tasmania alumnus from the School of Design and Architecture, now based in London. 'Plastic Effects' highlights an ugly problem: the estimated five trillion plastic items that pollute the world's oceans. Fragmented particles of plastic a material once considered utopian in itself enter the food chain to devastate marine life of all kinds, and thousands of tonnes of debris are washed up on Australia's coastline every year. Neill's installation, developed in collaboration with Dr Jennifer Lavers from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Tasmania, highlights this problem by harvesting and recycling marine micro-plastic to produce a terrazzo-like composite, inlaid as a kaleidoscopic diagram, displayed in a Gyro table.

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Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:marine debris, plastic pollution
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Lavers, JL (Dr Jennifer Lavers)
ID Code:112076
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-10-26
Last Modified:2017-10-18
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