Miasma Series

Arts & Culture Free Outdoor

Event Information

  • Date DATE
    12 November - 4 December 2016
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  • Time TIME
    All day
  • Location LOCATION
    Mends Street Jetty area
    Mends Street and South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
  • Cost COST
    Free
  • Hosted by HOSTED BY
    City of South Perth
  • Extra Information The artwork will be available to view day and night and will be activated from dusk by solar lights.
Miasma

The Miasma Series by artist Kathy Allam considers our hopes and dreams of creating a more sustainable future, and the current dilemma of our growing mountains of non-biodegradable waste. To tackle such vast issues leads us to dream with our head in the clouds. Floating sculptures capture the enticing quality of these aspirations, which seem to lie just out of reach. The twinkling, sparkling lights and reflections mirror the times our imaginations are free to drift & dream and possibilities become endless.

An initiative of the Connect South project, artist Kathy Allam has been invited by the City of South Perth to exhibit this retrospective series of her most recent works that utilise PET plastic bottles. Kathy Allam is an emerging artist whose artistic practice explores the repurposing and revaluing of items commonly discarded. The Miasma Series will be temporarily installed at various locations within the streetscape of Mends Street but mostly on the Mends Street foreshore surrounding Mends Street Jetty. The artwork will be available to view day and night and will be activated from dusk by solar lights.

The City has a growing inventory of distinct and diverse public artworks that celebrate and contribute to the City’s unique culture.

Artist's statement
Twelve ethereal sculptures from Kathy Allam’s Miasma Series - Accumulus, Cirrus and Haze will be located throughout the South Perth foreshore and Mends St Precinct from Saturday the 12 November to Sunday 4 December.

Located in and near the rotunda, two large billowing forms of Accumulus will be slowly drifting and swirling responding to the breeze. The suspended Cirrus works continue up Mends Street attached to light poles, but take an all together different form. Haze can be discovered on the jetty.

In all of these intriguing works thousands of recycled, plastic bottles have been transformed into sparkling, voluptuous forms with undulating, tactile surfaces. At night the sculptures metamorphose again as thousands of tiny lights ignite. The abstract nature of the works allows people to interpret them from their own perspective and memories. Could it be eggs from the Arcadia spider, amoeba, bubbles, coral reef, clouds, or ...?

The Miasma Series considers our hopes and dreams of creating a more sustainable future, and the current dilemma of our growing mountains of non-biodegradable waste. To tackle such vast issues leads us to dream with our head in the clouds. The floating sculptures capture the enticing quality of these aspirations, which seem to lie just out of reach. The twinkling, sparkling lights and reflections mirror the times our imaginations are free to drift and dream and possibilities become endless.

For more information about the artist visit kathyallam.blogspot.com.au

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