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Sydney-based creative studio Mundane Matters has transformed ocean plastic into a delicate, beguiling, and thought-provoking art installation.

Suspended from the ceiling of Customs House, the rescued materials have been reimagined as 2,255 objects that resemble oranges.

Made from 120kg of marine debris collected from the Great Barrier Reef, Wasteland voices 2 of the world’s most urgent problems: plastic pollution and food waste. It questions the impact of our lifestyle on the natural environment.

Through an optimistic shade of orange, Wasteland hints at hope. It reminds us of 3 vital principles: reduce, reuse, recycle. And as the all-embracing spectacle of the 2,255 objects suggests, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We need to tackle these problems together.

See this captivating installation inside Customs House until 28 October.




Location of Wasteland
Customs House
31 Alfred Street, Sydney
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Weekdays, 8am to 12am
Saturdays, 10am to 12am
Sundays, 11am to 5pm

Saturday 6 October to Sunday 28 October 2018



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Phone 02 9242 8551

About the artist

Mundane Matters designs digital media, experiences and products that inspire positive environmental and social change.

The studio became globally renowned for making and photographing fruit and vegetable sculptures that raise awareness for food waste reduction.

Mundane Matters has recently launched 365 to Zero, an online knowledge hub for sustainable living.