Environmental Art and Social Practice

September 28th - October 6th 2019 Perdita Phillips will be presenting the installation, We must catch, an outdoor sculpture, that people can participate in.

Dr Perdita Phillips is an Australian artist whose practice revolves around environmental issues and social change. She has a wide-ranging and experimental conceptual practice that traverses and integrates art, science, walking, listening, human communities and nonhuman worlds. Some of the things that she has made include sound installations using outdoor recordings, books in collaboration with poets and writers, drawings and prints about rocks and birds and events for people to transfer good wishes between city wetlands or weed a restored wetland. Whilst materially diverse, underlying themes of ecological processes and a commitment to a resensitisation to the physical environment, are apparent.

 For We must catch up, you can come with a friend and scale a 2.4 metre high mini-mountain. For much of our lives we might feel too busy to spend enough time with old friends. In the spirit of ‘slow art’, the mountain will be created for two old friends to sit and talk over a cup of tea and catch up. The mountain is shaped like Bular Mial (Bluff Knoll), as a tribute to the unique ecological communities of Stirling Range National Park.

How’s things?
What are you up to now?
What’s on your mind at the moment?
Would you like to catch up for a chat? On top of a mountain?
It’s been soooooooo long since we last talked.

 Bookings for We must catch up available soon.


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For more information visit: www.perditaphillips.com

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