An urban exhibition using our cities’ billboards to raise awareness about waste.
To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the Plastiki Expedition and #PlasticFreeJuly, a new exhibition of artists is urging people to live with less plastic.
Curated by creative director and environmental advocate Tia Grazette and member of the Plastiki project, the work is being displayed on large digital billboards in major cities across the UK including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle throughout July.
‘Now, more than ever, we need to remind and encourage everyone how important it is to limit their plastic usage – and what better way to do this than through art?” says Tia Grazette. “More and more people have put plastic-free thoughts to the back of their minds as they deal with the urgency of the Covid-19 pandemic but plastic pollution is escalating at a dramatic rate, as the oceans now begin to fill with disposable plastic masks and gloves like never before – on top of all the other everyday single use plastic items.’
Artists involved include a host of up-and-coming and established talent, such as Sarah Maple, Todd Francis, Jef Gillette, Dianna Cohen, Heath Kane, Iona Magnus, LUAP, Paul Davis, Aaron Axelrod, I Fucking Hate London, Tia Grazette, Lois Winstone, Charlie Arsan and Illuminati Neon. Playing on the effects of plastic on the oceans, the art is acerbic and angry – whilst hugely witty.