I will be part of the panel for the VIVID Ideas 2017 discussion on 
Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 6pm
UTS Business School (building 8)
MICROBEPLASTICA artwork (details) Carolyn Cardinet

What Does it Take? Science, Art, Wonder Can you see a future where artists, scientists and business work together to find creative solutions to big problems? It may exist in fragile ecosystems but how can it be sustained?
Considering the innovations that Leonardo da Vinci was dreaming up more than 500 years ago, what conditions are required for great ideas to be drawn up for the 21st Century?
Patronage was an important catalyst for the Renaissance. What is the role of business and universities in the 21 Century? How can we revision and resource the creative research ecosystem? Many of the speakers have dual or multi disciplinary backgrounds, artist and scientist, scientist and musician, scientist to artist, business science artist, are we all inherently trans-disciplinary? CULTU…

Junkies Magazine June 2017 Issue 9

Mer de Plastique
"For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive, in this century he is beginning to realise that in order to survive, he must protct it" Jacques Cousteau
This is a beautiful quote thank you Junkies Magazine for this article in your grest magazine dedicated to all things reused and repurposed!
Junkies Magazine - Issue 9 - June 2017
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Le Courrier

Carolyn Cardinet  Visual artist dedicates her work to the planet! by Valentine Sabouraud Le Courrier Australien 23 May 2017 –translation by me!
38 millions plastic pieces have invaded Henderson Island in the Pacific Ocean. This piece of paradise is now the symbol of the extreme pollution, which is felt in our oceans as it is choking fauna and destroying their ecosystem. We talk about a 7th continent-in reality it is more like a ‘plastic soup’ made of microplastic. In response to this Carolyn Cardinet an artist passionate about this topic, uses her activist work to recycle the plastic she gleans essentially on the beach close to home.  In her studio are gathered, milk bottles, old lids and straws touch by the time spent in the ocean. Old fans have been turned in cornucopias and dream catchers have shed their feathers to sit against plastic sheeting. ‘I used to walk on the beach and pick up rocks, driftwood and seashells. One day, I found a black object, a second and a third. They were made o…

Art Science Residency 2017 in Sydney

I am here in Sydney working away in my new studio a perfect setting for a very interesting residency which will see me collaborating with scientists from RMIT University for the first time
I am following their steps looking at the possibility of a plastic-eating bacteria.
My journey started 3 months ago and will culminate with an exhibition at the end of this residency at Culture at Work.
Microbeplastica will be exhibited at the Accelerator Gallery 6 Scott St Pyrmont 11-17 June 2017

 Artist Talk  Thursday 17 June 2017 6-8pm  Drinks will be served All Welcome

Last Chance to view - Las Amigas Saturday 27th May 2017

We are coming to the end of our  Pop-Up Exhibition 
LAS AMIGAS 75 Harding St Coburg Sat 27 June  11-5pm
75 Harding St Coburg

Las Amigas Carolyn-Babette-Marian 

Poly weaved sculpture

Thank you to all that made our opening you created a fantastic buzz on the night! Thank you also to all individuals who visited our show the last couple of weeks
'We love your support' till next time!

COMING SOON : Las Amigas Pop-Up Show

Las Amigas The exhibition
 a visual feast by  3 Awesome Australian Artists

Babette O'Brien - Marian Rennie - Carolyn Cardinet
For this Pop-Up show, we have chosen to exhibit an array of our combined talents together for your pure enjoyment and of course ours
Come and view this collection of artworks by 3 passionate artists made with several and alternative medium designed to awaken your senses

Exhibition Opening Saturday 13th May  3-6pm 75 Harding St Coburg

to view more of our works please visit our website

Castlemaine State Festival 18-26 March 2017

Wonderful to be part of this Festival  with WORA again this year 
I was privileged to be asked to put up my new work with an exhibition with 4 talented artists from Castlemaine. The Mill will be an exhibition space opposite the glorious Botanical Gardens.

Plastic Waterways - installation at night
 Surprised this morning to have the light streaming onto my work light and shadow adding a new dimension to this installation with a quick portrait just before we de-install 
The work Plastic Waterways was a map of Victoria's waterways engraved and of the coast cut-out a project made and inspired from possum cloaks which were painted with aerial maps of the local tribe.  Creating awareness in plastic consumerism and plastic pollution is something I am passionate about in my art practice. Through my art practice, I have a visual language to contribute to the dialogue which is starting but only just starting to happen around the world. This work assembled 2 l milk plastic bottles sides to …