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Making Art from Plastic Beach Litter

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Jaywick Martello Tower


Oct 14, 2017

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Local artist/writer Wendy Constance will be demonstrating the progression from collecting plastic-based litter on local beaches to producing decorative art with disturbing messages. Messages about how discarded mass-produced plastic – much of it single-use – harms wildlife, the environment, and ultimately humans. The demonstration is also an introduction to a proposed workshop-based event at the Tower next year including: short presentation about plastic pollution; its effect on marine life; beach-combing; creating a group piece of artwork for the local community. About the Coastal Open workshops: The Coastal Open in now it its eight year and is proud to be part of Essex Summer of Art. The Coastal Open is a celebration of local artists and groups, giving a chance to showcase their talents in arts and crafts. Work included ceramics, photography, textiles, painting plus much more. To accompany the Coastal open there will be a series of FREE workshops and demonstrations on Saturdays throughout the exhibition. Artists will be on hand most Sundays 11am-2pm, so come along and meet the artists. Keep an eye on the website for more details www.jaywickmartellotower.org


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