The Sea is Sinking
An interactive immersive installation created by the community.
The Sea is Sinking is a participatory art installation of an imagined underwater environment, inspired by Port Phillip Bay marine life.
The artworks for the installation are created by the community from a limited pallet of sustainable and environmentally friendly materials. Visit some of the individual artworks being created https://fernartz.com/sea-is-sinking-individual-artworks/
The installation will be created through a series of workshops in schools, neighbourhood houses and an art studio. This project engages access to all ages and abilities from the community.
The seed of the project began early 2018 and really got going in that September when the artists and partners came on board.
This project is curated by Fern Smith, in collaboration with The Creative Team (Youbi Lee, Margaret Cowling, Maggie Cowling), The Partners (Moomba Park Primary School, Coburg North Primary School Art Dept. and Brunswick and Reynard Neighbourhood Houses.
From September through to October, the lead artists are facilitating workshops in schools and neighbourhood houses. The installation, the sum of all the parts will be assembled in late November and exhibited at Merlynston Progress Hall, 1 Novian Street Coburg North 3058 from 22 to 25 November 2019 and open daily from 11 am to 7.30 pm.
Fern Smith, artist