Object Gallery 2005 
'Coralscapes' created by Ruth McDermott was an experiential lighting installation at Object gallery in August 2005 funded by an Australia Council for the Arts grant. The installation consisted of embossed textile screens with back lighting which changed intensity and colour to reflect the different levels of light seen on the reef. The installation was designed to enclosed the viewer and create the sense of immersion in the experience.Patterns for the screens were taken from underwater photographs of coral taken by Ruth McDermott when she spent a week with marine biologists working off Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef.​​​​​​​

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