This photo is from Belle, Exhibition Coordinator at Sydney Biennale, and Cherie, the Head of Exhibitions, who have been supporting our project. Here in the boot, Cherie and Belle are transporting some hessian to the Art Gallery of NSW. Belle told us that Brook Andrew (the Artistic Director of the Biennale) has been looking for […]
Sometimes when people ask “So, what kind of art do you do?”, I answer “Oh, mainly I make Google Docs”. This is a joke of course, but it’s not entirely untrue. Alongside making things out of wood, printmaking, growing crops as artworks, and producing videos and songs, Kim and I do seem to create a […]
In the last blog post I talked about how we have been working with kids to make a song which swims around in the mess of plastic in our everyday lives. While we’re working on all that fun stuff, and preparing for the exhibition at Cockatoo Island, we’re also working behind the scenes with the […]
Plastic-free Biennale has a whole bunch of moving puzzle pieces. Some of them are very “grown-up” looking, like meeting with the Board of Directors of the Biennale of Sydney (to urge them to update their environmental policy) or researching the science and history of plastic. But other aspects of the project are pure fun, and […]
The Biennale of Sydney wants to go plastic-free. What could this mean? How could this work? One of the things that the staff (and Artistic Director Brook Andrew) are keen to have is a “manifesto”. What would a Plastic-free Manifesto look like, and how might it help shunt the organisation closer towards its goal?
Following the launch of NIRIN at Little Bay, Sydney Morning Herald journalist Linda Morris wrote this article, which includes a brief discussion of Plastic-free Biennale, as well as works by colleagues Andrew Rewald and Jota Mombaça.