Artists like Carmel Wallace are rarer than a message in a bottle on the shoreline! Port Phillip EcoCentre was honoured to host Carmel as Artist-in-Residence in July 2008. In just 4 weeks she collected an extraordinary array of litter from beaches in the Bay and the Yarra Bank below Westgate Bridge; and assembled them into a beautiful, but scary, wall-hanging called ‘An Octopus’s Garden’.
Carmel not only donated her time to create the work, She was happy to share her knowledge of the scourge of marine litter with EcoCentre visitors. ‘An Octopus’s Garden’ has remained a prized feature of the EcoCentre ever since; and was the centrepiece of the Coast Action Coastcare display at the 2010 Sustainable Living Festival. Thankyou Carmel for all you do!
Carmel’s latest exhibition, ‘Colony’ opens at ‘Gallery 101’ at 101 Collins Street, Melbourne at 6pm on Thursday February 25, 2010. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org