Vanishing Point – art/science collaboration

Vanishing Point

Showing at the Institute of Marine & Antarctic Science Exhibition Space on the Hobart waterfront from April – June 2015

Vanishing Point is an arts/science collaboration to raise awareness about the issues surrounding plastics pollution in the oceans and it’s ecological, biological and social impact.

Initially the brainchild of wildlife artist Katherine Cooper, she is now joined by four other artists (Peter Walsh, Ron Moss, Toby Muir-Wilson and Sophie Carnell) and three scientists from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS, in Hobart, Tasmania) researching impacts of ocean plastics (Heidi Auman, Patti Virtue and Frederique Olivier).

The goal of the project is to raise awareness in the community about the impact of our daily use of plastics.

Plastic Oceans

Late Night Live, ABC Classic FM: 18 February 2015

Read more about this devastating problem: it is estimated that in some areas  of the Ocean, for every phytoplankton there are six plastic molecules.

Roz Savage MBE
Holds four world records for Ocean Rowing including First Woman to Solo Row Three Oceans: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian. National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2010
Denise Hardesty
Senior Research Scientist, Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, CSIRO; lead author of the latest marine debris report.