Inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, Minor Disturbance blends the beauty & sonic surprises of our oceans with the plastic pollution that threatens them.

Combining 5 x 3.7m tall sculptures with 40 illuminated, musical chimes the work is an immersive & educational environment. Interactive light & sound showcases a dizzying array of rare underwater recordings made by lead artist Beth McMahon’s father – a retired acoustic physicist.


Recycled materials have been used in all stages of construction where available. Each fibreglass form is handmade & inlaid with plastic bottles & resin designs mixed with phosphorescent powders or recycled materials. These colourful accents contrast with the subtle internal LX design and external UV wash.

© the indirect Object 2006-2021

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land and waters of Australia and recognise the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Bunurong and Wadawurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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