Perpetual Consumption is a large-scale installation that is the brainchild of Australian artist, Clayton Blake. This deception of perception confuses the viewer into thinking they are being drawn in by some kind of star gate or portal, only to discover on closer inspection that these pretty floral shapes are in fact, made up of retired shopping trolleys. This piece will challenge your thoughts surrounding mass consumerism and offer a new pathway to forward creative solutions. Look out for the fresh new lighting addition this year. Buy the ticket and take the ride.
Australian born Clayton Blake is an installation artist widely recognized for his extraordinary works that employ various elements of architecture and sculpture. His practice involves adapting everyday objects to specific artistic and architectural applications. Clayton uses ordinary accessible items to create large scale, contemporary installations that challenge and excite. He constructs expansive works that respond to or reflect their environments, whilst challenging and distorting the viewer’s preconceptions of structures and space.
Clayton attempts to expand the definition of art to include new forms of social engagement. He uses his art to promote discussion, encourage debate, and raise awareness about injustice, inequality and social change.