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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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.