Covid19 doesn’t mean plastic went away. A creative and necessary exhibit has been launched across the UK for #plasticfreejuly to remind the general public of the need to ease our plastic addiction. The exhibition celebrates 10 years since the Plastiki Exhibition, where a boat made from recycled plastic sailed the Pacific Ocean.
As the pandemic causes citizens around the world to put previously pressing environmental issues aside, Creative Director & Environmental Advocate Tia Grazette (Founder of legoodsociety.com / insta:@legoodsociety) announces the inauguration of the art exhibit “Let’s Live With Less Plastic”. Celebrating 10 years since the The Plastiki Expedition, which famously built a boat using recycled plastic to sail across the Pacific and raise awareness of plastic pollution and the vital importance of oceans. Curator Tia Grazette continues her commitment to a plastic-free world through fresh creativity. Artists involved include Sarah Maple, Todd Francis, Jeff Gillette, Dianna Cohen, Heath Kane, Iona Magnus, Luap, Paul Davis, i, Aaron Axelrod, I Fucking Hate London, Tia Grazette, Lois Winstone, Charlie Arsan, and Illuminati Neon. The work is being displayed across the UK on large digital billboards in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Newcastle from 9 July for #plasticfreejuly and online at legoodsociety.com
“Now more than ever, we need to remind everyone how important it is to limit their plastic usage and what better way could there be to do this than through art? 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 continues to escalate at a dramatic rate, especially now disposable plastic masks and gloves have been added to the list.” says Tia Grazette, Founder of Le Good Society, and continues: “Our ancestors understood that we must live not for ourselves but for the future. So if we don’t want to see our children swimming in plastic, eating plastic in fish and in sea salt, then we must stop purchasing single-use disposable plastic. End of story. And thank you to everyone championing this effort across the globe.”
“#plasticfreejuly must soon be celebrated every month” says Sean Stone, Actor/Director & Le Good Society Ambassador.
In addition to the art displayed on billboards, appealing to and encouraging the general public to live with less plastic, artist Paul Robinson / LUAP will be exhibiting his ‘PLASTIC REALITY’ installation in the window of ITS Club House in Mayfair. Original artwork and prints will be available for purchase online at www.legoodsociety.com including the Seawatercolor-insult bottle series by Paul Davis and his limited-edition Seawater bottle sculpture. Using seawater, ink and watercolor, Davis paints a variety of widely used water-bottles, adding insults (to injury, as it were) to raise awareness around the urgency with which the world’s plastic addiction needs to be broken, if our perfectly balanced environment is to stand a chance.
“We are to blame, not the plastic. We are the fools,” decries artist Paul Davis. The exhibition is supported by Ocean For Oceans and OceanOutdoor.