Science Gallery pop-up examines our war on waste
The lid has been lifted on human wastefulness, but what next? A pop-up art/science exhibition from Science Gallery Melbourne is asking people to reimagine their waste.
DISPOSABLE, running until 1 September, takes us on a dumpster dive to find creative solutions to our throwaway culture.
Curated with young adults for young adults, the season is an experimental trash bag of installations, exhibits and events at sites throughout Melbourne that explore creative solutions to our throwaway culture.
Some of the exhibition highlights include:
- Pollution Pods: Treasury Gardens, 22–31 August, part of White Night. Experience some of the most polluted cities in the world from the safety of these glorious and sustainably made pods.
- Eel Trap – Footscray Community Arts Centre, throughout August. View a 10-metre installation made of biodegradable reeds and grasses on the Maribyrnong River, inspired by traditional Aboriginal eel traps.
- Are you taking the piss? – Parkville Campus, 28 August, 6pm. A panel discussion about human wastefulness.
Above: Pollution Pods
View the full Disposable Program.
Set to move into a purpose-built gallery at the University of Melbourne in late 2020, Science Gallery Melbourne is a dynamic new venue for engaging 15 to 25-year-olds with art and science.
Science Gallery Melbourne is part of an acclaimed international network with eight nodes worldwide, hosting themed programs of exhibitions, performances, talks, podcasts and workshops in a range of pop-up locations.
Announced during last week’s National Science Week, the University will receive a $4 million gift from philanthropists Peter and Ruth McMullin to help build Science Gallery Melbourne.
The gift to Science Gallery Melbourne is the second major donation to the University of Melbourne from the McMullins, who in 2017 supported the establishment of the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness.