In SAM’s Showcase #7 (Shepparton Art Museum), Vipoo Srivilasa transforms Sheppartonian refuse into works of art. Titled Collective Reef, this series of small blue and white sculptures throws light on how consumerism and its effects are damaging the diverse ecosystems of coral reefs.
Srivilasa has created small sculptural blue and white forms that integrate reclaimed refuse, trash and detritus donated by local residents. A collaboration between artist and audience, Collective Reef is intended to highlight the impact of excessive consumerism in polluting the diverse ecosystems of coral reefs. The Thai-born, Melbourne-based artist will speak about key themes and approaches in his ceramic practice.
Showcase #7 will be displayed in SAM’s entrance until 1 November.