We had 19 community eco ocean art installations in Billingshurst, West Sussex, Horsham and outlying villages. Rather than remove these beautiful pieces of art from their respective shops we decided to leave them in the shops (subject to permission from the shops) and created the art trail to highlight all the art and the hosting shops.
We shared the amazing art pieces on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag of #OceanBombed and we got a lot of traction which hopefully spread the news to help people to deplasticise their lives and at least make small steps in the right direction.
This trail was displayed at the Share, Care and Repair Fair along with a stunning piece of ocean art made by the art ambassadors from The Weald School.
The Weald art was a modern piece using unwanted plastic materials, it reflected coral bleaching (main causes being hotter seas due to global warming and chemicals in sunscreen – Green People Organic are working with us to communicate the problems and solutions of sunscreen).
After the Weald art had been displayed at the Share, Care and Repair Fair, it was exhibited in the Living Room in Swan Walk along with the art trail poster until the end of July. Then along with some of the other art, there was be a display at the Viridor/WSCC recycling facility at Ford and the Biffa education room in Warnham there afterwards. Many thanks to West Sussex County Council & West Sussex recycles.
We are grateful to the following shops who hosted our community eco ocean art:
Bluecoat Sports Health & Fitness Club
Closs & Hamblin
The Butterfly Project Horsham
Louise Sloane Opticians
Stop the Old Bags
The Share, Care and Repair Fair and our Community Eco Ocean Art project was kindly sponsored by BIFFA and Horsham District Year of Culture.