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Vanishing Point II - Unseen - Exhibition

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20 Castray Esplanade

Battery Point, TAS 7004

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Vanishing Point is an arts/science collaboration to raise awareness about the issues surrounding plastics pollution in the oceans and its ecological, biological and social impact. Initially the brainchild of wildlife artist Katherine Cooper, in 2015 Vanishing Point’s first exhibition was held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. Katherine was joined by four other artists (Peter Walsh, Ron Moss, Toby Muir-Wilson and Sophie Carnell) and three scientists (Heidi Auman, Patti Virtue and Frederique Olivier) from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS, in Hobart, Tasmania) researching impacts of ocean plastics. The goal of the project was to raise awareness in the community about the impact of our daily use of plastics through art and science communication in a complementary and engaging manner.

The 2017 exhibition will include the work of two new artists, Di Masters – Multi Media Artist and - and Gerhard Mausz - sculptor and designer. The exhibition will expand on the 2015 project by embracing the theme of Unseen. From micro-beads in personal care products, microfibres in synthetic clothing, and fragments derived from the breakdown of larger debris, micro-plastics are increasingly invading our marine systems and food chains. This is now recognised as a serious global environmental issue.

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