Budgie Smuggler: Selected work for 2015 Swell Sculpture Festival

Lindquist, Marissa (2015) Budgie Smuggler: Selected work for 2015 Swell Sculpture Festival. [Digital/Creative Work]

Budgie Smuggler Sculpture Proposal (PDF 123kB)
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Budgie Smuggler is the first work of a series entitled slang, reflecting upon other, often unintended meanings behind popular Australian expressions.

Synonymous with Australian beach humour, the term budgie smuggler unintentionally masks the desperately tragic plight of wildlife trafficked every year within and beyond our borders.

Bird wildlife are fiercely protectively of their kin, often flocking to a site of distress of those trapped or injured - a commotion ensues, helping to scare predators away.

The work contemplates our own position and action in response to our captive feathered friends.

Budgie Smuggler is a soft resin/silicon, cotton material, fibreglass and recycled object based artwork.

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ID Code: 87494
Item Type: Creative Work (Digital/Creative Work)
Refereed: No
Material: soft resin/silicon, cotton material, fibreglass and recycled object based artwork.
Measurements or Duration: 2 weeks
Number of Pieces: 1
Published Source: http://www.swellsculpture.com.au/pages/2015-artists-announced.php
Publisher: Swell Sculpture Sculpture Festival
Location: From date: To date:
Currumbin Foreshore, Queensland 2015-09 2015-09
Keywords: Sculpture, Australian Beach Culture, Slang, Creative Work, Festival
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 16 Sep 2015 00:21
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 05:37

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