For the next 12 months Flow is now cascading in the new atrium (eastern end) of Townsville’s Civic Theatre on Queens Road. It was difficult to hang, but thanks to the sheer persistence of Perc Tucker’s great gallery team we finally got there. … [Read more...] about Flow at Townsville Civic Theatre – July 2015 – 2016
Flow is currently part of my solo exhibition titled Urban Legacy at Pinnacles Gallery in Townsville (from 20 July to 26 August 2012. Flow is draped on top of 3 giant walls and rises about 3.5 metres up, resembling 3 giant coral bommies and when you walk underneath you can see what it is to be like a … [Read more...] about Flow Pinnacles Gallery – Jul to Aug 12
https://vimeo.com/30223596 FLOW installation (Image Gallery) … [Read more...] about Flow’s first installation – June 2011
Students from the TAFE Barrier Reef Pimlico assisting with Flow during the workshops held 4.5.2011 and Umbrella Studio workshop downstairs. … [Read more...] about Workshops
The Kunsthalle Museum Bern 1967-68 Christo and Jeanne-Claude A Swiss art museum, the Kunsthalle in Bern, was the first public building wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. www.christojeanneclaude.net/projects/wrapped-kunsthalle Spanish Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 The pavilion is "dressed" in more than … [Read more...] about Other wrappers
This artwork is titled Flow as the word describes my aim with this artwork or public intervention. Flow is the continual rising tide of plastic coming into our waterways and beaches, especially just after the recent cyclone and floods. Flow is the outpouring of sorrow that I feel when I see marine creatures that … [Read more...] about Why the title Flow?
Each one of the thousands of lids has to be drilled with 4 holes into the sides ready for connecting with cable ties. When I drill these holes the accumulation of plastic shavings, known as swarf are thrown out so I wear a mask so I don't breath the minute particals into my lungs and I have made a small area to … [Read more...] about Production
In 2008 I had a solo exhibition at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts in Townsville titled Chain Reaction. My aim was to experiment by combining upcycled materials and effects like domino effect, virtuous cycle and fractals. Whilst I was creating one of the artworks titled Ripple Effect from thousands of recycled … [Read more...] about How Flow began?
From my understanding, no they are not. A few years ago when speaking to Visy, I found out that plastic lids are not recycled. One explanation I found for this recently is: I am a recycle center supervisor in Traverse City. Lids cannot be recycled on water bottles (or any #1 plastic bottle) because the lids are … [Read more...] about Are lids/caps recyclable?
These lids will highlight the massive amounts of plastic we have clogging up our waterways and oceans. I want to draw attention to our stewardship and responsibilities for our waterways and usage of plastics. Chris Jordan is a photographer who has great images on his web site … [Read more...] about Why do this?
This is a small section of Flow in 2010 Charles Saltsman and Randi Motson wrapped in Flow whilst filming my artist statement for the artwork in Monterey Bay Aquarium, California. Qld Minister for Finance and the Arts, Rachel Nolan MP, Member for Townsville, Mandy Johnstone MP with Flow and … [Read more...] about What will it look like?
Anyone can help collect, including schools, person or a small business or even a large organisation. If you would like to help me collect plastic lids, please contact me through: alisonmcdonald.com.au/contact or they can be dropped off at: Umbrella Studio 482 Flinders Street Townsville … [Read more...] about Collection of lids
I am very pleased to announce that Sue from Townsville Mitre 10 Handy Hardware Ogden Street, Townsville has agreed to sponsor me by way of donating the cable ties. A very BIG thank you for their generosity. AND Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts Inc. 482 Flinders Street, Townsville for … [Read more...] about Sponsorship
Adrian Moscoso-Bieberach Aisling Duff Alex Scott Alison McDonald (self) Amanda Howard teacher - Calvary Christian College, Townsville Ann-Marie Lesca Anneke Silver Attendees of Prof Sam Ham’s Thematic Communication workshop Feb 11 Barrier Reef TAFE Pimlico Sculpture Students Mrs Batterham Breast Cancer … [Read more...] about Donor Legend
I will be working with art teachers to work together to make a 10 m long by 4 m drop. This impressive artwork will take over 20,000 plastic lids. I am keeping a legend of donors, and will display an updated list in the section titled Legend in this blog. … [Read more...] about Community Involvement