Auman, HJ and Walsh, PH and Cooper, K, Vanishing Point Unseen: an art/science collaboration on oceanic microplastic pollution, Experimental Histories II: Uncanny Objects in the Anthropocene Program, 05-06 June, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]
By combining the skills of our artists with the knowledge of our scientists, we engage the public through visual beauty and simplicity, whilst leading them on a journey to raise awareness of this pressing issue. Through the mediums of painting, photography, poetry, woodwork, sculpture, printmaking and jewelry, each of the artists involved bring their own particular viewpoint to the project.
Unseen will focus on the impact of microplastics on the beauty of the ocean and the life forms within and supported by it. The unseen nature of microplastics will be the common theme running though all of the artistsí work and will act as metaphors for understanding the impact of microplastics on the environment and our lives.
Members of the Vanishing Point team will present the philosophy of our approach we use to help draw attention to the enormous environmental issue of ocean plastic pollution in our oceans.
|Item Type:||Conference Extract|
|Keywords:||marine debris, plastic pollution, art science colaboration|
|Research Division:||Environmental Sciences|
|Research Group:||Environmental management|
|Research Field:||Environmental education and extension|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences|
|UTAS Author:||Auman, HJ (Dr Heidi Auman)|
|UTAS Author:||Walsh, PH (Mr Peter Walsh)|
|Deposited By:||Ecology and Biodiversity|
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