A group exhibition with several Professional Artists and community groups, organised by Michele Webber, this show is an exploration of our relationship with plastic and the harm it is causing in our environment. My own collection of pieces address a more specific target:
"Immersed in the mystery of the natural world, this collection of paintings in water media (with plastic and other found objects), champions the coral reef life under threat from plastic pollution and looking beyond the picturesque, hints at the connection between fishing practices, the threat to underwater life from abandoned fishing gear and our insatiable appetite for seafood."
Over 30 East Anglian artists, groups and schools tackle the issues and solutions around plastic pollution.
The Beyond Plastic Exhibition at the Minories Galleries in Colchester was conceived by lead artist Michele Webber who personally selected the artists for this timely and important show.
The intention is to challenge the public to think more deeply about their own plastic use, and how we are all connected internationally by this growing environmental problem. Our carefully recycled plastics can still end up on the sea and wash up on our East Anglian beaches.
Included in the exhibition is a huge sand sculpture, a machine that recycles waste plastic, a whale called Jeff, Turtle McTurtleface and a stag beetle made from recycled plastic straws.
This hugely fun and accessible exhibition will keep you interested and amused for hours, whilst bringing your own interaction with plastic to the forefront of your mind.
Sponsored by local business Spingold Design in Nayland, our flyers and invitations are printed with vegetable inks on 100% recycled paper.
The exhibition preview evening is Saturday 3rd August 6-9pm (all welcome) and the exhibition continues every day from August 3rdto 29that the Minories (next door to Firstsite), visiting times 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sundays) Food and drink is available at the on site café.