Creative Insights:
NGV Triennial at Mercedes Me

MERCEDES ME STORE MELBOURNE
Cnr King and Collins Streets, Melbourne

MONDAY 11 DECEMBER 2017
5.30–7PM

DESIGNER BRODIE NEILL

in conversation with Simone LeAmon, The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV

By 2025, scientists estimate there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.

Born and raised in Tasmania, where ocean plastic pollution is now ubiquitous along the coastline, Brodie Neill believes that the solution must be to consider ocean plastic as a resource, not waste.

Collaborating with an international network of scientists, researchers, beachcombers, engineers, artisans and manufacturers, Neill collects and reconstitutes small fragments of plastic washed up on the shores of Tasmania and around the globe to produce a terrazzo-like composite for his work, including Gyro, table 2016, a feature of the NGV Triennial.

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Image caption:
Brodie Neill
Gyro, table 2016, at the London Design Biennale 2016.
Image: Angela Moore


Creative Insights: NGV Triennial at Mercedes Me is presented in celebration of Mercedes-Benz’s Principal Partnership with NGV Triennial.

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