Plastic Matter exhibition which sadly had to close due to the pandemic. In this unique group exhibition, eight artists explore plastic's potential to become something more treasured, look at how hastily we consume and dispose of it, its environmental impact and its future role in society.
Townsley’s time-lapse video Spoons documents her installation of the same name: a pyramid-like structure of 9,273 plastic spoons and 3,091 rubber bands. The work explores the destruction of structure and form – over time, the rubber in the band perishes and the unit collapses, the whole sculpture experiences a random decay. Townsley has also “infested” the Gallery with plastic straw, sculptural interventions which draw from her recent science/art collaboration, looking at digital network systems and information flow.