Micro-Plastic Research Expedition with Sail Britain

Ended on August 3rd 2022

101%
$3,548AU
pledged of $3,500AU
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Investigate cultural & ecological impacts of ocean plastic & study the harvesting of micro-plastics.

Rewards

Remember, You are Here

$100AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Price : $100 AU
Number Available : 1
5 plastic milk lids, salvaged acrylic mirror 15x14x8cm

Out Of Stock

Portrait of a Bleeding Heart

$500AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $500 AU
Number Available : 1
328 plastic bags, perspex 35x23x23cm

This work is housed in a clear perspex box.

Make a Donation

Pay as you like
3 pledges

If you need/want nothing but to support this campaign you are wholeheartedly welcome to!
You can pay as you please 😊

I'll send you a postcard!

$5AU
| 3 pledges

I'll send you a postcard! It will be something I've created in response to my time on the Western Isles.

POT LUCK!

$15AU
| 4 pledges

Something small but something original - perhaps a little sculpture, or a small drawing piece that deserves to be on the wall rather than languishing in my archives!

Small Sculpture : Mushroom

$20AU
| 20 of 20 taken

A small sculpture of one of my signature mushrooms. I will be custom making these for you so you have the option to choose your colours.

Out Of Stock

Small Sculpture: Oyster Shell

$30AU
| 7 of 20 taken

A small sculpture of one Oyster Shell. I will be custom making these for you so you have the option to choose your colours below.

Fossil Vase

$50AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Fossil Vase, 243 plastic bags 30x25x20cm

Out Of Stock

Future Fossil 0.8

$50AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Future Fossil 0.8,123 plastic bags, 15x10x3cm,
This work is a wall hanging.

Out Of Stock

Warped Autumn

$70AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Warped Autumn, 75 plastic bags, 15x17x20cm

Out Of Stock

Your Heart Beats

$70AU
| 0 pledges

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
7 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 8x6x7cm

Purple Sunsets, Green Oceans

$70AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Purple Sunsets, Green Oceans

This sculpture is made from 167 plastic bags and measures 20cm x 15cm.

Hope is Present

$70AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
16 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 7x7x7cm

Out Of Stock

Saline Hallucinations

$70AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
5 plastic bags salvaged, mirrored acrylic 8x5x7cm

Float with Me

$70AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
24 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 8x5x7cm

Out Of Stock

Hold Me Close

$70AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
7 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 310x6x5cm

Smoke & Mirrors

$70AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
12 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 11x11x5cm

Here is my Offering

$70AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $70 AU
Number Available : 1
11 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 6x8x6cm

Waking Dream

$80AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $80 AU
Number Available : 1
27 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 7x7x5cm

This Place is Sacred

$100AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Price : $100 AU
Number Available : 1
7 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 14x14x8cm

Out Of Stock

Momento Mori

$100AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Price : $100 AU
Number Available : 1
16 plastic lids, salvaged mirrored acrylic 16x6x8cm

Out Of Stock

Beathoven 2022

$100AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $100 AU
Number Available : 1
232 plastic bags 25x15x23cm

Shrine to Broken Reality

$100AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Shrine to Broken Reality
discarded plastic harvested from the landscape, recycled mirror, 30x23x15cm

Out Of Stock

Future Fossil 1.0

Pay as you like
| 1 of 1 taken

Price : $120 AU
Number Available : 1
301 plastic bags 35x15x7cm

Out Of Stock

What will Grow in these Ruins we have Made

$150AU
| 1 of 1 taken

What will Grow in these Ruins we have Made, discarded plastic harvested from the landscape, recycled mirror, 50x35x15cm,
You may choose the colour of your candles to accompany this work.

Out Of Stock

Mistaken Identity

$150AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $150 AU
Number Available : 1
256 plastic bags 35x15x13cm

Infinite Saplings

$170AU
| 0 of 1 taken

This Infinite Saplings sculpture is made from 204 plastic bags and measures 26cm x 20cm

Banksia Vase

$300AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Banksia Vase, 650 plastic bags, 75 x 50 x 50 cm

Infinity (2020)

$500AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Infinity (2020), 401 plastic bags, 113 x 53 cm, 2020

My Dreams are Sweet

$500AU
| 0 of 1 taken

Price : $500 AU
Number Available : 1
273 plastic bags, perspex 35x23x23cm

Momentum

$700AU
| 1 of 1 taken

Momentum, 857 plastic bags, 140 x 40cm, 2021
This piece is a wall hanging.

Out Of Stock

Chrystal Rimmer


Flexible Funding
www.chrystalrimmer.com
Environment New South Wales, Australia

I have been given an incredible opportunity to undergo a seven day research expedition with Sail Britain investigating the ecological and cultural impacts of ocean plastic. Hosted by marine scientist and National Geographic explorer Freija Mendrik, the expedition traces the remote West Coast of Scotland sailing from Oban to Ardrossan. On board the Sigma 41 Merlin, Sail Britain facilitates the exploration of remote ocean ecologies and the use of a moving image microscope, plankton/micro-plastics net and acoustic hydrophones.

 

The expedition extends my research into the impacts of plastic on land based ecologies to sea based ecologies. While sailing, investigations and field studies of how to harvest and utilise micro-plastics from ocean and river systems for art making will be my focus. Micro-plastics are the most dangerous plastic pollutant contaminating our bodies and killing our blood cells.

 

All work resulting from this residency will be shown at This Bleeding Heart, With Love from Mars a group show including Belle Blau and Tamsin Salehian at Way Out Gallery, Kandos in April 2023. 

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Scientists are finding plastics and microplastics in every part of the ocean they visit. (Image courtesy of eXXpedition / Lark Rise Pictures)

If you don’t know me

Hi I am Chrystal Rimmer, I’m an artist working with recycled plastic harvested from the landscape. For five years I have dedicated my practice to research in art-making with discarded plastic. My intention is to contemplate our contemporary relationship with ‘nature’ as well as prevent further pollution and contamination of ecosystems.  

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Why am I asking you for money?

I am looking to raise money for the production of artwork resulting from the residency and associated travel costs. This includes a publication of findings that will be available to the public via my website and through exhibition.

 

While the expedition has been paired with my residency at MIET AIR Beers, Netherlands which was part funded by the Lift Off Award granted to me in 2019. I have met the additional costs of this expedition from my own limited funds. There are very considerable further costs incurred in travel and production of work for exhibition resulting from the residency.

 

 I am not looking to turn a profit but to contribute to a knowledge base associated with the redistribution of plastic waste into something of cultural and ecological regeneration. The more funds raised the better the presentational quality of the works exhibition. However, and most importantly, the more freely I can contribute to the circulation of knowledge. I am in receipt of no public funding for this venture.

 

Rewards

I am approaching this crowdfunder very much like an old fashioned print sale to raise money for an artist’s venture. Rather than asking for straight-up charitable funding – though please feel free, if you wish! – I will reward you for your donations with existing works at a very reasonable price!

Please see list of rewards below. To select a reward please see column to the left.

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Example costs:

Sailing Insurance – $250 +

Research materials eg. Silicone for texture moulds – $300 +

100 Printed Publications – $650 +

International Postage of research samples & artwork – $500 +

Return transport from Amsterdam- $500

Overnight stay in Oban & Ardrossan Sea Ports – $400

 

 Reward Options:

 I’ll send you a postcard.

Price : $5AU

 I’ll send you a postcard! It won’t be until I return but it will be of something I have created in response to my time on the Western Isles.

 

POT LUCK!

Price : $15AU

Something small but something original – perhaps a little sculpture, or a small drawing piece that deserves to be on the wall rather than languishing in my archives!

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Small Sculpture : Mushroom

Price : $20AU

Number Available : 20

 A small sculpture of one of my signature mushrooms. I will be custom making these for you so you have the option to choose your colours, like a ‘splash of pink’ ‘pure red!’ etc.

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Small Sculpture: Sydney Rock Oyster Shell

Price : $30AU

Number Available : 20

 A small sculpture of one Oyster Shell. I will be custom making these for you so you have the option to choose your colours like a ‘splash of pink’ ‘pure red!’ etc.

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Purple Sunsets , Green Oceans

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

167 plastic bags 20x15cm

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Infinite Saplings

Price : $170 AU

Number Available : 1

204 plastic bags 26x20cm

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My Dreams are Sweet

Price : $500 AU

Number Available : 1

273 plastic bags, perspex  35x23x23cm

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Portrait of a Bleeding Heart

Price : $500 AU

Number Available : 1

328 plastic bags, perspex  35x23x23cm

 

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Beathoven 2022

Price : $100 AU

Number Available : 1

232 plastic bags  25x15x23cm

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Mistaken Identity

Price : $150 AU

Number Available : 1

256 plastic bags  35x15x13cm

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Future Fossil 1.0

Price : $120 AU

Number Available : 1

301 plastic bags 35x15x7cm

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Remember, You are Here

Price : $100 AU

Number Available : 1

5 plastic milk lids, salvaged acrylic mirror 15x14x8cm

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Saline Hallucinations 

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

5 plastic bags salvaged, mirrored acrylic 8x5x7cm

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Here is my Offering 

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

11 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 6x8x6cm

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Your Heart Beats

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

7 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 8x6x7cm

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This Place is Sacred

Price : $100 AU

Number Available : 1

7 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 14x14x8cm

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Hope is Present

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

16 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 7x7x7cm

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Float with Me

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

24 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 8x5x7cm

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Waking Dream

Price : $80 AU

Number Available : 1

27 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 7x7x5cm

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Momento Mori

Price : $100 AU

Number Available : 1

16 plastic lids, salvaged mirrored acrylic 16x6x8cm

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Hold Me Close

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

7  plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 310x6x5cm

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Smoke & Mirrors

Price : $70 AU

Number Available : 1

12 plastic bags, salvaged mirrored acrylic 11x11x5cm

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Fossil Vase

Price : $50AU

Number Available : 1

Fossil Vase 243 plastic bags 30x25x20cm

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Future Fossil 0.8

Price : $50AU

Number Available: 1

Future Fossil 0.8 123 plastic bags, 15x10x3cm, This work is a wall hanging.

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Warped Autumn

Price : $70AU

Number Available : 1

75 plastic bags, 15x17x20cm

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Shrine to Broken Reality

Price : $100AU

Number Available :1

discarded plastic harvested from the landscape, recycled mirror, 30x23x15cm

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What will Grow in these Ruins we have Made

Price : $150AU

Number Available : 1

What will Grow in these Ruins we have Made discarded plastic harvested from the landscape, recycled mirror, 50x35x15cm. You may choose the colour of your candles to accompany this work.

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Banksia Vase

Price : $300AU

Number Available : 1

Banksia Vase 650 plastic bags, 75 x 50 x 50 cm

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Momentum

Price : $700AU

Number Available : 1

Momentum 857 plastic bags, 140 x 40cm, 2021 This piece is a wall hanging.

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Infinity (2020)

Price : $500AU

Number Available : 1

Infinity (2020) 401 plastic bags, 113 x 53 cm, 2020

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If you don’t have money (it’s okay I know the feeling)

Don’t worry, I understand. I would simply love your help sharing this venture and perhaps passing on to those who may be in a position to donate. 

July 7, 2022

Good afternoon and hello lovely supporters,

I have wonderful news once again. The second round of rewards has now been shipped!

If you made a pledge in June or later your gorgeous pieces are making their way to you. For those who have received your rewards, thank you again and I truly hope you enjoy them. Don't forget, you are making an active contribution to the regeneration of our environment by helping me remove pollution in our ecosystems - so well done you!

An update on the journey:

I am saying bon-voyage very shortly, this Sunday the 10th of July. I will head off on my first leg of this incredible opportunity. My first stop is in the Netherlands, for little over a month, to commence an Artist in Residence at MIET AIR, Beers. From there I will slowly make my way to Scotland to begin the field-study amongst  the remote Western Isles. I will keep you updated on my progress and findings all the way.

 

New Work:

If you haven't already noticed, I have uploaded some stunning new pieces available for collection! If you are interested you still have some time, about 20 days, to get your hand on these beauties. A little note, I wont be able to get the works to you until my return (October) however, you might get an extra treat for your patience.

If you are interested in purchasing another treat you can click HERE to link you to the campaign.

 

Looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

With all the gratitude in the world,

Chrystal 


June 19, 2022

Hi there wonderful people,

I have some fantastic news….your artworks are on their way! For those who have chosen rewards your artworks are being shipped out tomorrow - Monday the 20th of June. So, keep an eye out for your package of goodies as it won’t be too far away.  Some of you may have already had a home delivery! 

Thank you again for your generous support, I can’t wait to share this journey with you.

Kindest regards and best wishes,

Chrystal 


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