Opening Thurs 29 Aug, 6pm
Exhibition runs Fri 30 Aug – Sat 21 Sep
Open Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm
Every piece of plastic you have ever used in your life still exists. That piece of cling wrap that your Mum wrapped your assorted creams in before she put them in your (plastic) lunchbox; that yoghurt tub you bought in the second week of October 2001; the garbage bag currently lining your bin, slowly being filled with plastic from your packaged fruit and vegetables. You don’t see it, but it is all still out there. Try to imagine the space your lifetime’s waste occupies in landfill.
According to Greenpeace, on average each Australian produces 1.5 tonnes of waste a year – most of it avoidable. Waste for the sake of convenience is threatening to strangle us, like a plastic ring from a milk bottle around a sea birds neck!
Anthropocene me is an exploration of waste in our modern era. The epoch of the Anthropocene is defined by the impact that humans have had on the Earths geology and ecosystems and is commonly thought to have commenced from the Industrial Revolution.
In this series of drawings, Linda Crispin examines an individual’s contribution to the exponential increase of waste in our current age, highlighting its absurdity.
Sat 21 Sep, 1pm
Join Linda, and other exhibiting artists, for Conversations. This is a free, casual event where you can meet artists currently exhibiting at MAC and hear more about the stories behind their work.
Image: Linda Crispin, Hear No Evil (detail), 2019, graphite on paper