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Walrus of Peace

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

When: Thursday, September 19 2019 till Thursday, October 10 2019. 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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Where: Dudley House
60 View Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access
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Bendigo Artists Inc (Australia)

Is ochre the new spray paint?

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.

Contact details:

Ellie Michaelides
Science Gallery Melbourne
Email: ellie.michaelides@unimelb.edu.au
Phone: 03 8344 6106

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