Beach Couture: A Haute Mess
18 November 2022 – 25 February 2023
We don’t know what will remain of us centuries from now but one thing is certain: there will be plastic, lots of plastic.
Beach Couture: A Haute Mess is a touring exhibition by Marina DeBris, American-born, Sydney-based artivist.
Marina began collecting trash during her daily runs on Venice Beach, Los Angeles more than a decade ago, simply in an effort to maintain its beauty. Fuelled by her growing concern for the ocean’s health, she began to turn the trash into art in hope of drawing attention to the alarming developments she was seeing on the beach.
Marina’s works have been exhibited in the US, Japan and Australia. The Cairns Museum are delighted to welcome Marina and Beach Couture to Cairns for the first time, particularly with our strong attachment to the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef here in the Tropical North.
Photos by Stephen Wong