Debra Goldsmith

Image by Debra Goldsmith

Artist Debra Goldsmith’s Chandeliers transforms the Ballarat Anglican Church into a Versailles-inspired fantasy with an installation of chandeliers made entirely from discarded PET soft drink bottles, wire and other found plastic items.

The installation’s playful grandeur, created using common and ordinary materials, aims to fascinate, surprise and delight as the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary. By re-envisioning the value and possibility of the seemingly worthless, Chandeliers takes our disposable culture and repurposes it into a fantasy world where status is irrelevant and the power of imagination rules – and you’re invited to share the power of dreaming: where once chandeliers were considered symbols of decadence, power and wealth, here they are all about what can happen when we see things differently.