Catch this interactive, fun and free exhibition made entirely from found objects

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Catch this interactive, fun and free exhibition made entirely from found objects

A Tra$hy Rhapsody
Moon Girle, 'Trash God’s Abode' (detail) 2021. Found and donated materials. Photo: Chris Bowes.

Moon Girle's new exhibition 'A Tra$hy Rhapsody' explores ethical ways of reusing broken and unwanted objects.

A social critique on mass-production and waste, A Tra$hy Rhapsody is a fun, tongue-in-cheek installation made entirely from broken and unwanted objects that were gifted to the artist. Immerse yourself in this grandiose and site specific artwork at First Site Gallery – entry is free and it runs from July 12 until August 14.

What you need to know

  • A Tra$hy Rhapsody an immersive and fun sculptural installation from Moon Girle
  • It takes place at First Site Gallery
  • It runs from July 12 – August 14 and entry is free

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Created by Caity Girle, aka Moon Girle, her works seek to find the magic in the mundane. Reimagining objects into new forms, she employs a ‘hunter gatherer’ mindset in her found object collections. With A Tra$hy Rhapsody made entirely of broken relics, as well as collected organic and inorganic materials, it’s a comment on the nature of mass production in our modern society.


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With the fundamental themes of the piece being ‘nostalgia’ and ‘nomadism’, Moon Girle’s installation work heavily features broken and unwanted toys, creating an eclectically colourful and awe-inspiring environment. Gathered from around Wurundjeri Country, the objects featured in A Tra$hy Rhapsody come together to create an environment that explores community, the nature of waste, self-sharing and the idea of gift-giving.

First Site is RMIT’s student-led gallery, presenting the works of students and others throughout the year. Led by a student committee who rotate on a yearly basis, they showcase the best works from some of Naarm’s most promising emerging artists.

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