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Entanglements by Kath Inglis

Exhibition  /  12 Nov 2022  -  17 Dec 2022
Published: 31.10.2022
Kath Inglis. Bangle: Chaetopmorpha with Diatoms, 2022. PVC tube dyed, cellophane printing, bound with fishing line and heat formed and dyed PVC sheet, cellophane printing, stainless steel wire and silk thread.. 6.5 x 1 x 2.3 cm. Group view.. Kath Inglis
Bangle: Chaetopmorpha with Diatoms, 2022
PVC tube dyed, cellophane printing, bound with fishing line and heat formed and dyed PVC sheet, cellophane printing, stainless steel wire and silk thread.
6.5 x 1 x 2.3 cm

Group view.

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Intro
Plastic is routinely regarded with little value, sometimes designed to be a single-use item, passing from our hands to a sentence of waste for thousands of years. This (mis)use of plastic has significant impacts on the environment, in particular, marine environments.

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Kath Inglis
Kath Inglis wanted to connect her jewellery practice to this issue by investigating the marine algae (seaweed) collection at the State Herbarium of South Australia through a lens of values. In 2019 she was awarded a Guildhouse Collections Project with the Adelaide Botanic Gardens to do this. Early into the project, Inglis’s curiosity was attracted to epiphytes. Epiphytes are plants or algae that grow upon another. Not to be confused with parasitic or symbiotic relationships, one plant is simply hosting another, or in some cases with marine algae, many. These complex arrangements of biodiversity are an extraordinary demonstration of mutually respectful and sustainable relationships.

Observing the dried specimens of marine algae through a microscope, I frequently referenced their intriguing surfaces to the plastic materials that I was familiar with - cling wrap, lollypop sticks, cellophane, fishing line, mesh bags for oranges etc. Many of these plastic items are often discarded after a single use, and decided to weave these new materials into my studio exploration.’/ Kath Inglis

This project uncovered rich entanglements of values between the living and non-living, recognising positive natural relationships, creative hope and the seeking of material justice. 
 
  • Opening day with the artist on 12 November 2022, 11.00-17.00h.

  • The full collection will be online from 10 November 2022.
Kath Inglis. Brooch: Asteromenia and Epiphyte brooches, 2021. Hand-cut, coloured, carved and heat-fused PVC, cellophane printing, ink and stainless steel wire.. 10 x 7.5 x 1.3 cm. Kath Inglis
Brooch: Asteromenia and Epiphyte brooches, 2021
Hand-cut, coloured, carved and heat-fused PVC, cellophane printing, ink and stainless steel wire.
10 x 7.5 x 1.3 cm
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Kath Inglis. Bangle: Chaetopmorpha with Diatoms, 2022. PVC tube dyed, cellophane printing, bound with fishing line and heat formed and dyed PVC sheet, cellophane printing, stainless steel wire and silk thread.. 6.5 x 1 x 2.3 cm. Kath Inglis
Bangle: Chaetopmorpha with Diatoms, 2022
PVC tube dyed, cellophane printing, bound with fishing line and heat formed and dyed PVC sheet, cellophane printing, stainless steel wire and silk thread.
6.5 x 1 x 2.3 cm
© By the author. Read Klimt02.net Copyright.
Kath Inglis. Neckpiece: Red Epihyte, 2022. Dyed PVC tube, cellophane printing, bound with fishing line and heat formed. dyed PVC sheet, cellophane printing, cut, carved and heat fused layers, silk thread and stainless steel wire.. 30 x 18 x 2 cm. Kath Inglis
Neckpiece: Red Epihyte, 2022
Dyed PVC tube, cellophane printing, bound with fishing line and heat formed. dyed PVC sheet, cellophane printing, cut, carved and heat fused layers, silk thread and stainless steel wire.
30 x 18 x 2 cm
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