Issue 5
Monday, 11 April 2016
Charles Darwin University
E-news
John Dahlsen’s Thongs, on display in Scrounged. This is a portion of the work
John Dahlsen’s Thongs, on display in Scrounged. This is a portion of the work

Dahlsen art in US exhibition

Works by visual arts lecturer John Dahlsen are on show in the United States at an exhibition to celebrate Earth Day.

Mr Dahlsen, renowned for his environmental art, is the “special guest Australian artist” at the Scrounged exhibition in Denver, Colorado, which features a diverse assemblage of more than 100 works by 22 contributors.

“They accepted five of my pieces for the exhibition, which will be on display for about eight weeks,” Mr Dahlsen said.

“Each work has been created from recycled or repurposed materials.

“It will help draw attention to protecting the environment.”

Scrounged is an initiative of artsBrookfield, which specialises in presenting exhibitions and other cultural experiences in their buildings around the world.

Each artist honoured and sustained the planet with their work, an online introduction to the event stated.

Mr Dahlsen said his works at Scrounged were “Recycled Plastic Bags”, the canvas “Thongs”, and the triptych “Primary Digital Prints”.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22.