SHOWING IN PERTH : March 2 - 26, 2021
repurposing found objects/salvaged materials in art
Canberra based artist Elizabeth Kelly, will be Artist in Residence at North Metropolitan TAFE Creative Industries in March, as well as the lead artist in an exhibition at TAFE’s Gallery Central, that heroes salvaged materials and poses the question, “Can artists be sustainable?”.
Elizabeth Kelly is also an invited artist at Sculpture By The Sea, Cottesloe from 5 March.
Kelly has an MA in Visual Arts (1997) from Sydney College of the Arts and was Head of Glass workshop at the Jam Factory Adelaide before setting up Studio Tangerine in Canberra - a glass design and sculpture studio. For ON revolution, she focusses entirely on sculpture using salvaged materials, such as off-cuts of brass sheeting or Corian, usually a benchtop surface.
Liz challenges other artists to embrace found and upcycled materials, asking “what can we do to minimise the environmental impact of the artwork we make or consume?” in a stand against the habits of plastic waste, fossil fuel dependence and pollution.
“It is a time to stand against the habits of plastic waste, fossil fuel dependence, pollution and unaccountable market consumption hence I am making art from found objects and salvaged materials as I can't justify not doing so.” Elizabeth Kelly