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Tactile Response Gloves

 
Perdita Phillips (2016) Tactile Response Gloves
Tactile Response Gloves 2016 mixed media sculptures inimitables
Artwork, image and photography © Perdita Phillips wonder

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four sets of gloves approximately 180 x 18 x 10 cm $2200
banksia menziesii cones, fabric and hook
Project: Beeliar Wetlands 20152016 Beeliar Wetlands: Bibra Lake (Walliabup), North Lake (Coolbellup), Frog Swamp, Little Roe Swamp
Exhibition: Direct Address 2016 Eastern Riverena Arts Centre, Wagga Wagga NSW

This artwork was generated in response to the Roe8/Perth Freight Link highway extension which, if successful, will slice through the Beeliar Wetlands. The artist collaborated with Nandi Chinna, Sharyn Egan, Annette Nykiel, Perdita Phillips, Nien Schwarz and Holly Story in a variety of responses to this local urban wetlands issue for the exhibition Direct Address. The artwork plays against the orthodox understanding of the abbreviation TRG. These small sculptures invite the viewer to physically engage with the material nature of the wetlands through their palms and fingers.

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See also Rethink the Link and Save Beeliar Wetlands

Perdita Phillips (2016) Tactile Response Gloves