Virescence: PlastiCity / PlastiScenery (not-so-still-lives)
White Box Studio, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane April 2016
Virescence is the visual culmination of Julie-Anne Milinski's PhD research exhibited at the Webb and White Box Galleries at Queensland College of Art in April 2016. Focusing on everyday human encounters with the urban botanical world, the works explore ways of visualising the reciprocity and interdependency of this relationship. The inclusion of living plants and the utilisation and transformation of consumer packaging materials, known to be environmentally detrimental, seek to reveal the liveliness of things other than human, and highlight the entanglement of living and non-living entities that make up the hybrid environment of the city.