Emma Pinsent is an early-career artist living and working between Arakwal and Gadigal lands in so-called Australia. Her research-based practice follows a process of reimagining objects, landscapes and materials into strange, embodied environments that teeter between real and speculative worlds. Spanning sculpture, drawing, painting and installation, her practice often involves the use of waste materials, where she seeks to generate an ecological language that considers the interaction between the human and nonhuman; inorganic and organic. In 2019 she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW: Art & Design, and in 2022 began a PhD (Fine Art) at the same institution supported by the Australian Government RTP Scholarship. She has exhibited across Gadigal land (Sydney) in both commercial and public spaces and has been a finalist in a number of awards.
Fouls of the beach (2022) is a sculptural installation that reconfigures waste materials collected from Arakwal beaches in the Northern Rivers/Bundjalung Country of New South Wales, Australia. Collected from the shoreline following hazardous weather and king tides, the porosity of each material becomes clear: bringing into commonality oceanic life and anthropogenic waste. Re-assembling these materials into entangled compositions, the work ruminates on the way that water dissolves boundaries and cultivates relations between seemingly disparate human and non-human matter.
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Floorplan Studio is based in Cadigal country, part of the Eora Nation nowadays referred to as Sydney, Australia. The Gadigal People are part of seven clans in the Eora Nation and have an extensive culture, ecology, stories and songlines unique to their region. Floorplan pays respect to First Nations people and their Elders, Past, Present and Emerging.
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Collected from the shoreline following hazardous weather and king tides, the porosity of each material becomes clear: bringing into commonality oceanic life and anthropogenic waste.
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Found marine waste and materials, paper pulp, methylcellulose and calcium carbonate.
Fouls of the Beach