This project explores local food waste through the lens of contemporary art practice to promote awareness about environmentalism, sustainable design, and circularity.  In doing so, the aim is to investigate and critique the ethical and material value systems that underpin our relationship with the natural environment
What We Consider Waste will take the form of a solo exhibition, biomaterial-making workshops, and this online project hub
Situated at Dust Temple and partnering with Gecko Environmental Organisation to foster broader relationships between community and environment in Currumbin QLD, and wider audiences. Dust Temple will be the platform for salvaging resources, and building community connections, and the exhibition venue taking place during Gold Coast Green Week


My journey started with a single question; How can we challenge the way we think about art and waste?
Throughout my year of R&D I made the discovery that almost 50% of the entire waste generated by the Gold Coast Hospitality industry is food. Even more concerning, there is only a limited number of commercial venues utilising food waste recycling services.
The aim of this project is to encourage locals and visitors to consider the quantities of organic bi-product excess that is generated from commercial kitchens. Consider this, can it be sensibly uncovered in a way that benefits not only the venue but also the consumer, and environment?

This project is supported by GENERATE GC, which is a City of Gold Coast initiative delivered in
partnership with Tasdance and SITUATE Art in Festivals.
Generate GC acknowledges the Yugambeh people, the traditional owners of the land on which we
work, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Peoples on the Gold Coast today.

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