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Echidnas crossing

by Janine Combes | May 13, 2016

I've started a series of works which speak about the lives of one of Australia's most common native animals - the Echidna. I've been lucky enough to get a permit to collect echidnas that have died on our roads (sad but true they are run over). This is one of a series of works that will emerge over the coming year. I have one echidna who regularly comes for a nap under my studio on Bruny- such as pleasure to work with this company!



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Installation about ocean acidification by Tasmanian artist and jeweller

by Janine Combes | March 21, 2016

I've been working on some new pieces which form a collection about ocean acidification, particularly in the Southern Ocean. The impact of the carbon we release into the atmosphere on small marine species such as the pteropods or 'sea butterflies' is enormous.  Their shells are dissolving in an increasingly acidic ocean. The flow on effect for other species, including us, is going to be enormous. 


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