Let’s Live With Less Plastic
Artists take a stand against plastic pollution with outdoor art exhibition and virtual auction
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Published: 31 July 2022
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
Humans have plastic in their blood – yet global production of plastic is set to double by 2030. The planet’s plastics crisis is set to get dramatically worse unless we all work together to create solutions and change our habits.
For the third year, Le Good Society – a UK-based organisation committed to arts and activism – has assembled a group of talented artists to raise awareness around plastic pollution and encourage everyone to cut back on single-use plastics.
An outdoor art exhibition, titled Let’s Live With Less Plastic, presents work from standout artists including Anthony Burrill, Sarah Maple, Shingai and Dave Pollot that feature on billboards in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark and New York City’s Times Square.
‘The art is unexpected, catches your eye, and is a powerful way to communicate a message so critical to life on earth’, says Le Good Society founder Tia Grazette.
Virtual exhibition and auction
This year’s event also includes a new online 3D virtual exhibition with Hedera Gallery, built on the Hedera network, and an online art auction.
The digital versions of the art use distributed ledgers to raise vital funds to help combat plastic pollution and ocean conservation through charity partner Oceanic Global.
Click here to view the 3D virtual exhibition.
For the online auction, which will run until 12 August 2022, click here.
Donations support Oceanic Global’s work to protect and restore the health of our blue planet and all it sustains. Oceanic Global’s work has removed 993,746,227 single-use plastics from entering the ocean; every £1 raised will help prevent 1kg of plastic from entering the ocean.
‘Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats facing our planet. It is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the clothes we wear — killing wildlife and polluting the oceans. We all need to understand this and take whatever actions we can to help.’
Le Good Society founder
Other exhibiting artists include Paul Davis, Luap, Hunto, Denis Scheckler, Tia Grazette, Heath Kane, Ben Zank, Frank Goffrey, Cara Gaskell, Yoanna Bochowski, i, Vincent Bab Zulawski, Matthieu Braccini, Damara Ingles, Antoine Aveline, Lucie Cure, Adoni Beristain and Tom Hodgskinson.
Paul Davis has created a series of illustrations depicting plastic particulates coursing through parts of our bodies including the lungs, circulatory system, brain and even our sexual organs.
Paul’s illustration of plastic particles circulating the brain poses the question of what it will mean when microplastics cross the blood-brain barrier, provoking conversations around plastic’s vast unforeseen health consequences.
Tom Hodgskinson paints an apocalyptic beach scene with a handful of people staring into a dried-up ocean void of life.
It is reported that 32% of the 78 million tonnes of plastic packaging produced annually is left floating in our oceans – equivalent to dumping a rubbish truck filled with plastic into our ocean every minute.
Shingai depicts the polluted world in which we live in and rightly declares ‘it is time for a revolution’.