Welcome to the Pushing Up Daisies digital exhibition of our decorated eco coffins and hand-made shrouds as part of SALA23 and the culmination of this year’s Eco Coffin Project.
Scroll down to see the list of Artists and learn more about each of their personal works of love and art by clicking on their name.
The exhibition features eco-coffins and shrouds created by participants in the Eco Coffin Project. These powerful personal works of art and love raise questions about sustainable death, our mortality and raise awareness of natural burial.
Climate change motivates us to live a more sustainable life but what about a sustainable death? What is the impact on the environment of what happens to your body when you die? Currently 70% of Australians are choosing cremation which burns non-renewable natural gas and emits toxins. Is there a better way? The exhibition of eco-coffins and shrouds is the culmination of an arts-based, social change project raising awareness of natural burial.
You will be amazed at the beautiful art which will take on even more depth and meaning when you hear the artists’ stories that inspired their creations.
Introducing the Eco Coffin Project Artists:
Click on their name to view their work and read their stories
- Adelaide: shroud
- Colleen: shroud, eco-coffin & urn
- Deb: eco-coffin
- Jackie: shroud
- Lynne: shroud
- Marie: eco-coffin
- Scarlet: shroud
- Victoria: shroud
Exhibition Opening – BOOKED OUT
Free community event incl morning tea
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 Murray St, Gawler
10:30am Opened by: Tony Piccolo, Local State Member of Parliament
Bookings essential https://pushingupdaisiesexhibition2023.eventbrite.com.au
After the official opening, you can view the shrouds displayed in the Cafe area of the Gawler Civic Centre, 89-91 Murray St, Gawler and the eco-coffins displayed in the Atrium of the Council at 43 High St, Gawler. The exhibition will run for all of August from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9:00 to 1:00pm.