Vanishing Point

Summary

An Art / Science Collaboration and Exhibition on the Impact of Microplastics in our Oceans

Start Date

6th Oct 2017 5:30pm

End Date

27th Nov 2017 5:00pm

Venue

IMAS Gallery, 20 Castray Esp, Battery Point, Hobart

Banner Image Credit: Annalise Rees, Oceans of the Unknown


Vanishing Point - Unseen. Image Credit: Ocean photograph, Peter Walsh
Image Credit: Ocean photograph, Peter Walsh


As many as 51 trillion microplastic particles – 500 times more than stars in our galaxy – litter our seas, seriously threatening marine life. - United Nations Report


Vanishing Point Unseen is the result of a collaboration between scientists and artists and features works in a range of media, including painting, photography, jewellery, woodwork, printmaking and sculpture.  

Following a successful first exhibition in 2015, the new Vanishing Point project focuses on the serious global environmental threat posed by microplastics.

Plastic pollution on our beaches is obvious; however, microplastics in our oceans are often invisible. The aim of our exhibition is to help visualise this insidious problem. By raising awareness of the threats of microplastics, we can work together to find solutions to this unseen marine pollution.

To be opened by oceanographer and philanthropist, Dr John Hunter; whose current interests include the sea-level rise induced by climate change, with investigations in Australia, the U.S., the Indian Ocean and Pacific regions.

The exhibition also includes a series of free public talks each Saturday, starting 7 October. Find out more on the Vanishing Point Unseen website.

Exhibition opening: Friday 6 October at 5.30

RSVP: By Friday 29 September vanishingpointexhibition@gmail.com

A R T I S T S

  • Sophie Carnell: jewellery
  • Katherine Cooper: painting
  • Di Masters: printmaking
  • Gerhard Mausz: sculpture
  • Toby Muir Wilson: wood design
  • Peter Walsh: photography

I M A S S C I E N T I S T S

  • Heidi Auman
  • Frederique Olivier
  • Patti Virtue

Vanishing Point Unseen Invite Flyer (PDF 761.9KB)


Vanishing Point is proudly supported by Oceanic Cultures and Connections research Strategic Theme Area of the College of Arts, Law and Education through the Marine, Antarctic and Maritime Research Theme at the University of Tasmania.