RiAus Adelaide Reef
The RiAus Adelaide Reef is a satellite of the worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project created by Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles.
The RiAus Adelaide Reef exhibition synthesised concerns for environmental degradation of our Great Barrier Reef and the mathematics of hyperbolic space to create deeply connected crafting communities.
The Reef exhibition had two showings at the Science Exchange FutureSpace Gallery. Originally exhibited 4 August to 7 September 2011 as part of the SA Living Artists Festival (SALA) 2011, the Reef was re-launched for the holiday season from 9 December 2011 to 2 February 2012.
The crochet reef is exhibited around the world in art galleries and science museums. In addition to the Core Collection of Crochet Reefs made under the direction of the Institute For Figuring, the project entails a growing collection of Satellite Reefs made by local communities in cities and countries around the world.
RiAus Adelaide Reef was a vital component of LIFE 2.0 demonstrating an ever-growing constellation of creative human energy. The Reef slowly took form in the gallery at the Science Exchange over the duration of the LIFE 2.0 exhibition, and was realised in its full sculptural form in dedicated exhibition during the South Australian Living Artists Festival in 2011.
The RiAus Adelaide Reef Project Manager was Cherry Greenslade.
View other reefs from around the world here.