Yarra Youth Services – Poly Formable Death Resplendence
Site Number: 14
Site Location: Leonard St, 132 Gertrude St.
Artwork Title: Poly Formable Death Resplendence
Artists: Carolyn Cardinet (sculptor) Patrick Salmon, Owen Salmon and Manolya Eser assisted by Angela Barnett and Michael Meneghetti (Digital Arts Yarra Youth Services).
Hundreds of discarded plastic milk bottles are transformed into a radiant, poly-thermal installation by artist Carolyn Cardinet and accompanied by a lustrous projection work made by young artists from the Digital Arts studio at Yarra Youth Services.
‘Poly Formable Death Resplendence’ is a green exploration of young artists work in collaboration with Cardinet to creatively raise awareness about detritus and the environment in a projection installation of plastic waste and light.
French-born Carolyn Cardinet is an Australia based visual artist. She holds a Post Graduate Masters of Fine Art from RMIT University, Melbourne and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.
The beached detritus she collects inspires Cardinet’s new body of work. She transforms mundane plastic objects into assemblages of beauty to create awareness in society’s consumerism. Cardinet was also invited to show her ephemeral works at The St Kilda Town hall, The French Consulate and to have a solo exhibition in the stately ‘Alliance Française’ in Melbourne. Cardinet was last year a finalist in last year Noosa Regional Art Prize and this year in The North Sydney Art Prize. Cardinet completed an artist residency in Footscray and this year she is the recipient of the Yarra Youth Centre artist residency in Napier St Fitzroy.
Patrick and Owen Salmon and Manolya Eser are part of the Digital Arts crew at Yarra Youth Services. YYS provide a range of arts based programs for young and emerging artists to help them foster their talent and create pathways into creative industries. These young artists have talents that span across design, animation, video art and short film.