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‘the j’ installation – ‘Ebb and Flow’ – recycled plastic milk bottles


Pam and Yanni Van Zijl formed art forARTsake in 2016, to bring art to the people in Public places. Their aim is to create art – an environmental message – or purely for the sake of ART.

‘Playtime’ – 39 dogs rollicking on Currumbin beach as part of SWELL Sculpture Festival 2022

‘Sea Spirit’ – The Strand Ephemera 2021 Sculpture Festival – Townsville.

‘Vortex’ – SWELL Sculpture Festival 2020 – a comment on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch – a plastic and garbage waste island in the Pacific Ocean formed by irresponsible discharge of garbage

‘A Plague of Poly Pods’ – 7 of 18 installed for the Floating Land Festival 2019 at Noosa Headland, Boreen Point, and Noosa Regional Gallery. This installation is a commentary about plastic that has invaded our waterways and hopes to create further awareness of the toxic issues threatening many species.

‘Sea Spirit’ – SWELL Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast. 13-22 September 2019. Lit by night it takes on the colours of the ocean. 15m long x2m high x 2m wide and made from recycled milk bottles to reinforce the message of the danger of plastic in our waterways. Winner of the Environment Award 2019

The interior of ‘Sea Spirit’. We invite children and adults to enter the sculpture and read the poems

‘Ebb and Flow’ lit in red and pink – recycled plastic – 20m long x 5m wide – variable

‘Ebb and Flow’ – a curtain of light representing the tidal flow – 2015

As part of the NOOSA LONG WEEKEND FESTIVAL 2015, our art installation at ‘the j’, Noosa, Yanni and Pam  created a huge web which suspended above the ramp and atrium at ‘the j’ theatre. Artfully lit with blue it looked spectacular at night. Using 1500 recycled plastic milk bottles, they used the very materials that creates pollution in our oceans and hence endangers marine life.

Recycled polypropylene plastic bottles – 20 m long  x 6 m wide above the Atrium at ‘The J’- Noosa

‘In harmony’ – Lake Weyba – Three stingrays glide above the water of Lake Weyba

2m x 3m ea. bamboo , recycled plastic – a project for Art forARTsake

‘Meshed nest’ – 1m x 300cm, recycled aluminium for Sculpture on the Edge 2017, Spicers Tamarind, Maleny

‘Treescape’ – 18m x 5m, recycled plastic – a canopy installed above in Noosa Woods for Floating Land Festival 2017, Noosa, Queensland and HOLA Eumundi – Home of Local Art – at Eumundi, Queensland

‘Australis Plasticus’ installed over the bridge at Woodfordia Dec 2017/Jan 2018 to the delight of Festival goers.

red tree work in progress - installation by Pam Walpole

Red tree work in progress

‘The Greenhouse’ – Noosa Spit. 5 x 3 x 1.8m. recycled plastic.

A comment on Greenhouse emissions and the amount of plastic consumed by consumers

‘The Greenhouse’ commissioned for the Horizon Festival 2018 by the Sunshine Coast Council.
5 x 3metres. Enter the Greenhouse and you as the consumer is consumed by plastic. Lit by night with storm and ocean projections to highlight the effects of Climate Change

Lighting projections for the Jack Morgan Park, Coolum Beach, Queensland. Designs inspired by nature – water droplets and the flow of water – sand crab balls – fingers of fronds

Commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Council

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