Pacific Drift at Belco Arts

When 12 Feb, 2022 10:00am — 27 Mar, 2022 4:00pm Where 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen Website belcoarts.com.au/pacific-drift/

Pacific Drift by Robert Boynes at Belco Arts

For me, the “drift” started in the early 1980s when the Galapagos and Easter Island began to reveal the pressure of environmental concerns on their heritage due to tourism and rising sea levels. This series of works was motivated by the development of an international airstrip built down the centre of Easter Island in the eastern pacific.

This dislocation to the local culture allowed me in my work, to imagine the carved stone monumental heads, which surround the island to be released and drift across the western pacific through other archipelagos gathering debris and huge floating islands of plastic.

This floatilla eventually lands on the Australian shoreline. This interface between the ancient and recent western developments along these coastal areas has now become clear evidence of global warming and rising sea levels drifting towards us. The rest is for you as a viewer to imagine.
Robert Boynes


Exhibition Opening is 6pm Friday 11 February 2022
Then 10am to 4pm Tuesdays to Sundays until 27 March 2022

Image Credit: 1989 – Mirage (detail) by Robert Boynes, 183 x 244cm, Oil on Canvas
For more information about this event, call (02) 6173 3300 or visit belcoarts.com.au/pacific-drift/

How to get there

118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia