Wanton, Wild and Unimagined: Alison McDonald (Exhibition Opening & Floor Ta...

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Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

95-97 Bloomfield Street

Cleveland, QLD 4163

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Wanton, Wild and Unimagined:
Alison McDonald

Opening Event and Floor Talk

6.30pm Friday 3 May 2019
RAG, Cleveland

Refreshments provided.

Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. Environmental artist Alison McDonald has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle and collecting thousands of plastic lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and John Wyndham’s book The Day of the Triffids.

McDonald’s artwork sits at the junction of sculpture, consumer culture and environmental concern, utilising multiples of individual recycled materials to create new forms and perhaps reshape our thinking about plastic and
its effect on our environment. By converting masses of everyday objects into visually aesthetic conceptual discoveries, McDonald’s artwork communicates the optimism in regenerating rubbish, whilst raising questions about the relationship we have with plastic and its supposed sustainability.

A travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program; and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

Exhibition continues to Sunday 23 June 2019.

For more information and bookings visit:
artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/programs
or phone (07) 3829 8484


Image: Alison McDonald, R.R.R (detail) 2012–2015, individually hand cut and coloured recycled PET plastic rings. Courtesy of the artist. 12 Photography by Aaron Ashley.

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