Introducing the Sisters of Perpetual Plastix… The Plastic-free Biennale team meets each week on Zoom (of course!) to continue our work … Our “junior members”, artists Amber Jones (top left) and Juundaal Strang-Yettica (bottom left) are developing a plug-in performative piece called “The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix”, which involves two nuns called Sister Glitter Nullius (Juundaal) […]
The last fortnight has seen a massive shift in … well, pretty much everything! With the Coronavirus sweeping across the world, Plastic-free Biennale (like everyone else) has had to change tack. We had been planning to spend every Wednesday in our installation at Cockatoo Island as the HQ for our ongoing activities throughout the duration […]
This thoughtful review has been published on the Biennial Foundation website, briefly discussing the Plastic-free Biennale project among other contributions to NIRIN. Thanks to author Michaela Bear. Michaela writes: Among the 36 artists and projects displayed on the industrial Island is a space dedicated to resources on the Plastic-Free Biennale, created by socially-engaged artists Lucas […]
Tracey Clement, and artist and writer for Art Guide Australia, has written this wonderful article about our project. You can read Tracey’s piece on the Art Guide website over here. Towards a plastic-free Biennale – by Tracey Clement. March 25, 2020 Kim Williams and Lucas Ihlein are socially engaged artists. As a practice, socially engaged […]
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 […]
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.
An advertisement in the February 1948 issue of Popular Mechanics Welcome to the Plastic-free Biennale blog. We are artists Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams and we’ve been invited to participate in NIRIN, the 2020 Biennale of Sydney.