Immersed: Alison McDonald


During this current drought and change in climate, Alison McDonald was forced to examine her daily water use in every minute aspect; instigating this response with the exhibition Immersed.

Immersed takes the viewers through her journey, reflecting our fundamental and essential daily need for water in various forms. It encompasses situations of life living in the dry tropics and will link drought, cooking, gardens, plastic in waterways, a Chinese residency, headaches, a movie and other daily interactions, which we can often take for granted.

To express this journey, McDonald will employ unexpected historical and contemporary water containers such as reused; copper hot water services, cooking implements, an artist book and single-use plastics. Each item will be imbued with intricate water patterns using light as a metaphor for water, another necessity that seeps into our everyday life.