Wanton, Wild and Unimagined
October 19 to November 24, 2018
Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. Townsville environmental artist Alison McDonald has spent hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book The Day of the Triffids.
McDonald reuses plastics in an attempt to raise questions about the relationship we have with plastic and its supposed sustainability. Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums and Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.