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Art forARTsake – Pam Walpole & Yanni Van Zijl

Yanni and Pam collaborate to bring ART to the public in places where they least expect it. On the beach – in parks, malls, roadsides, river walkways. Installations that make a statement – often about current environmental issues, but also work which creates conversation – educates or can be interactive – or – sometimes purely for the sake of ART.

Get to know more about Pam and Yanni here

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Vortex, Art forARTsake

Drop of Wine marks another attempt to draw attention to global climate change provoked by humankind’s blatantly wasteful approach to exhaustible resources. Art has direct effect on communities, but one project cannot change the world. It is a long-term process comprised of cultural and educational initiatives, actions and art objects. For example, the artist’s eco-installation City, Regular Planning is made of sorted refuse and symbolises diverse yet equally polluted corners of the Earth.

SWELL Kids Artist Statement – Vortex, Art forARTsake

The Giant Pacific Garbage Patch is created by strong ocean currents – a vortex – collecting discarded rubbish which forms a huge floating island. Tiny particles like plastic – are gobbled up by fish and turtles that think it is food which leads to their death. Please dispose of plastic responsibly. Can you run around on the sand like a vortex?

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.