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Erin Ginty wafta tewnty five + image

Techniques: Wrapping
Materials: Recycled wool and collected metal waste
Dimensions (cms): H – 68, W – 71, D – 12
Photographer: Erin Ginty

This work is a critique of corporate green washing. It shows remnants collected from a former landfill site near Coogee that was used as a dumping ground from the 1930s to the 1990s. These rusted items have been bound tightly with recycled wools but fight against the material and are peeking out from beneath. The wool has been upcycled from second hand stores ensuring the practice is genuine and consistent with its message. Displayed in a circular arrangement, it mocks large companies that promote a false circular sustainability.

Erin Ginty (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Walayup (Fremantle). Her practice involves examining human existence in a world hurtling towards climate catastrophe. Materially driven, she works with natural dyeing methods, verge side scavenging, recycling, solvent transferring, clay hand building and analogue photo and film.

Wafta twentyFIVE + crossover
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includes essay by Erin Coates, Wafta history, images and statements from artists on the 42 art-works exhibited

wafta exhibition catalogue