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Walrus of Peace

19 September @ 9:00 am10 October @ 9:00 pm

Free

Is ochre the new spray paint?

Walrus of Peace investigates a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, recyclable, alternative set of materials for temporary street art installations.

Bendigo Artists Inc (Australia)

 

 

Street art is a popular form of creative expression, but it has lots of environmental and ethical issues. The paints and acetate used are pretty harsh on the artists and the environment.

The Walrus of Peace project, by a collective of Bendigo artists, investigates a non-toxic, environmentally friendly, recyclable, alternative set of materials for temporary street art installations. The materials include ceramic slip (aka mud), ochres, natural pigments and natural binders (wax, resins and oils).

The technique dates back 35 000 years and has been used to create rock paintings across the country. Walrus of Peace shows how we can incorporate ancient knowledge into contemporary practice to help move towards a more sustainable future.

Outdoor installation, accessible everyday at all times.

Details

Start:
19 September @ 9:00 am
End:
10 October @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://melbourne.sciencegallery.com/seasons/disposable/program/walrus-peace

Venue

Dudley House
60 View Street
Bendigo, VIC Australia

Organiser

Ellie Michaelides
Phone:
03 8344 6106
Email:
ellie.michaelides@unimelb.edu.au
Website:
melbourne.sciencegallery.com

Other

Event type:
Exhibition
Suitable for:
Secondary students, Adults, Everyone
Topic:
Environment and nature
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