Barbara Dover
Call of the Running Tide
Works

Call of the Running Tide

Port Douglas 2019

Call of the Running Tide Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Festival is a biennial arts festival located in the Port Douglas area. Its aim is to respond to local, regional and global environmental issues. Jill Chism, a local, nationally renowned, environmental and public art practitioner, initiated the concept in 2017. Call of the Running Tide (CRT) supports the region’s significant history of environmental activism.

Artist Statement - Barbara Dover

The context of this body of work is the threatened ecology of the oceans, which frames the complex concerns and increasing awareness of the impact of climate change, rising sea levels, coastal development, over-fishing and ocean pollution and, specifically, plastic pollution.

Pelagic Cloud

Pelagic Cloud
Found fishing net debris, squid hooks from far north Queensland beaches, metal
110 x 95 x 190 cm

Pelagic Cloud

Pelagic Cloud
Found fishing net debris, squid hooks from far north Queensland beaches, metal
110 x 95 x 190 cm

Predacious green

Predacious green
Found plastic debris from far north Queensland beaches, wire
35 x 35 x 35 cm

Predacious green (detail)

Predacious green (detail)
Found plastic debris from far north Queensland beaches, wire
35 x 35 x 35 cm

Predacious blue

Predacious blue
Found plastic debris from far north Queensland beaches, wire
35 x 35 x 35 cm

Predacious blue (detail)

Predacious blue (detail)
Found plastic debris from far north Queensland beaches, wire
35 x 35 x 35 cm

Decoy

Decoy
Found squid hooks from far north Queensland beaches, metal, glue
35 x 35 x 25 cm

Decoy

Decoy
Found squid hooks from far north Queensland beaches, metal, glue
35 x 35 x 25 cm

Images Michael Marzik and Epic Media