Tuesday, 28 April 2015

From Cowboys to Astronauts - exhbition from waste material

"I’ve often heard people say: ‘I wonder what it would feel like to be on board a spaceship,’ and the answer is very simple. What does it feel like? That’s all we have ever experienced. We are all astronauts on a little spaceship called Earth." -R. Buckminster Fuller

I am taking part in an exhibition entitled From Cowboys to Astronauts. It takes place at The Enviro Hub, Devon Contract Waste inExeter; from Monday April 20 till May, 24 2015.
We, the artist from Devon, are presenting objects, installations, visual art etc made from waste. The meaning of it is to  promoting the concept of a circular economy – a regenerative economic system where materials and energy from products are recovered and put back into the system instead of simply being disposed of.
The initiative for this exhibition came from Centre for Alternative Materials andRemanufacturing Technologies (CALMARE), a business technology centre, part funded by the ERDF, based at the University of Exeter. The waste materials used in the exhibition have been sourced from the University itself, from the private 'collections' of artists and from other locations around Devon, including Exeter and Plymouth Scrapstores, Peninsula Waste Savers in Okehampton and the Devon County Council landfill sites managed by SITA.
On Saturday 2nd May, there will be a Family Day, where you will get the chance to use recycled materials yourselves, in children’s workshops run by artists taking part in the exhibition.
Meet the Artist days on Saturday 9th and 16th May will give the public an opportunity to talk to some of the artist exhibiting and find out more about their work.

Entry to the exhibition is free, and it is open to the public from Monday to Saturday, excluding bank holidays, until the final Friday, May 22nd 2015. 
Today, Tuesday, 28th we are having a private view at 8.30 pm.
I will make photos of my paper installation and of the objects of other artist. Tomorrow I will make a post bassed of my impression from this exhibiton.

Here are some images of my installation One Month's Fortune! 







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