Emma Pinsent, 'Fouls of the beach', 2022, Found marine plastics and objects, wastepaper pulp, calcium carbonate, methylcellulose, H 2 x W 2 x D 2m. Image courtesy: the artist. 

Artist statement

'Fouls of the beach' (2022) is a site-responsive installation that reconfigures waste materials collected from the shoreline in Northern NSW following hazardous weather and king tides. Formed through a practice of re-assemblage, the work comprises materials synonymous with this coastal landscape: marine plastics, pumice, and fishing rope, and seeks a rumination on the porous boundaries of matter within the beach ecology, where seemingly disparate materials and phenomena are brought into relation by the presence of water.

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