On Thursday 30 June, Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July at a little after 8pm you will be able to see this sculpture I created with the help of my local Portland community come to life on the Yarra River with a pyrotechnic performance.
The work references the immigrant ship New Zealander that brought 465 Scottish and Irish emigrants to Portland in 1853 then burnt to the waterline in the harbour. The hull form is filled with giant sculptural interpretations of Mellblom’s Spider Orchid Caladenia hastata / poyn poyn nyaneen eaneeyt, flora indigenous to Portland and dependent on fire for survival.
aRtECYCLE explores themes of environmentalism, recycling and sustainability. Exhibition runs until 12 June at The Incinerator Arts Complex, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds, Australia. Open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm.
Of Snowflakes & Spacetime: life, symmetry & the evolution of the universe (sixth annual indoor outdoor sculpture exhibition) 27 October 2010 – March 2011 @ Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Toyota Australia, 155 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria Australia http://watcharts.com.au/toyota.html