– Ash Keating –

By Spring 2008

Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating intercepts and manipulates discarded waste to highlight the ecological fallout of mass-production and global capitalism. Having worked for a waste audit and consultancy company for the past five years, Keating is a self-described ‘witness to the hidden waste that industry creates and disposes of in landfill daily’. His process-based practice thus exposes industry’s gross acts of environmental exploitation and mismanagement, but transcends allegory or mere finger-pointing to present alternative models for environmental reclamation and sustainable living. – Ulanda Blair

Ash Keating, The uprising #5, 2009, detail; from the series ‘Activate 2750’; type-C photograph, 66 x 100 cm; ARTAND Australia Emerging Artist Collection; courtesy the artist and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne