Issue 19
Monday, 06 November 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
#VOTEPLANTWALL for Abbey Murray’s pom pom bomb in a new exhibition at Darwin Waterfront
#VOTEPLANTWALL for Abbey Murray’s pom pom bomb in a new exhibition at Darwin Waterfront

#VOTEPLANTWALL for Abbey’s 3D jungle

By Ellie Turner

More than 270 pom poms form the bulk of Abbey Murray’s Tropical Plant Wall on show in a new exhibition at the Darwin Waterfront.

The shaggy installation is among 12 works in the running for a Facebook and Instagram-based people’s choice award in the display, run by Tactile Arts, with voting open until Sunday, 19 November. 

The Office of Learning and Teaching academic calibration coordinator said she rediscovered her creative side when she moved to Darwin in 2016.

“I did a Bachelor of Fine Arts a decade ago, but a busy life and work commutes in Sydney and Melbourne didn’t leave me time to practise,” she said.

“When I moved to Darwin, it was easier to be connected to nature, which I find inspiring.

“And in the middle of the day, on weekends during the build-up and wet season, it’s a great time to be making art indoors.”

Ms Murray’s work is adorned with hand-painted poinciana seed pods and beads made from driftwood collected at East Point beach. 

For information on how to vote via social media, visit W: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1848/6411/files/Tropical_Takeover_Guidebook..pdf?8670725002165907664