Joanne Mott: Mapped - Art Collector

Joanne Mott, End of the World as We Know It, 2016. Map pins, timber, metal, foam, acrylic, 60 x 30cm. Courtesy of the artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne.

Globalisation and its effects on our planet come into relief in Joanne Mott’s sculpture exhibition, Mapped. World globes on stands portray the earth encrusted with thousands of hand-painted colourful map pins. At once familiar and strange, each globe tells a different story; showing the world continents off axis, inside out, out of place or upside down.

Historically used to mark territories and places, the map pin signifies power and consumption, asserted at the cost of our environment. This process proliferates to cover the globe, as the world is indeed consumed by mass-produced plastic artefacts.

Part of CLIMARTE’s ART + CLIMATE = CHANGE 2017 – a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 6 April 2017
Exhibition closes: 6 May 2017
Location: MARS Gallery, 7 Windsor Street, Windsor, Melbourne
Contact: 03 9521 7517
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