Ex­hibit ex­poses ex­tent of beach pol­lu­tion

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

An ex­hi­bi­tion shin­ing a spot­light on the build-up of plas­tic pol­lu­tion on beaches and in oceans will of­fi­cially open to­mor­row at the Mu­seum of Ger­ald­ton.

On the Beach is an ex­hi­bi­tion by artist Tim Pearn, doc­u­ment­ing a year where he col­lected more than 1600 pieces of plas­tic while walk­ing along a beach in Al­bany.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tures pho­tog­ra­phy, videog­ra­phy and an in­stal­la­tion of 40 pieces of plas­tic waste col­lected by Pearn dur­ing 40 walks along Goode Beach.

Mu­seum of Ger­ald­ton re­gional man­ager Leigh O’Brien said the ex­hi­bi­tion was eye-open­ing.

“Through beau­ti­ful pho­tog­ra­phy and sculp­tural in­ter­ven­tions fea­tur­ing both pris­tine WA beaches and se­duc­tive, brightly coloured plas­tic, this ex­hi­bi­tion draws at­ten­tion to is­sues of en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tion, haz­ards to wildlife and a largely un­seen ac­cu­mu­la­tion of waste ma­te­rial,” she said.

Dur­ing the open­ing to­mor­row morn­ing, Pearn will be joined by en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­en­tist Sara Ha­jbane and writer, artist and cu­ra­tor Ric Spencer for a pub­lic pro­gram to dis­cuss the in­ter­sec­tions of art and sci­ence through wa­ter-borne waste.

The ex­hi­bi­tion also co­in­cides with Na­tional Re­cy­cling Week and is com­ple­mented by Lit­tle Foot­print, Big Fu­ture, an ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing how the choices peo­ple make can have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

The launch and pub­lic dis­cus­sion will start at 10am. On the Beach will be on dis­play un­til March 4.

Pic­ture: Tim Pearn

Pe­lagic Plas­tic III by Tim Pearn is part of the On the Beach ex­hi­bi­tion, on dis­play at the Mu­seum of Ger­ald­ton.

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