Recycle Me Mosaics: Creating mosaic art from recycled bits and pieces

Smashed plates, sweet wrappers and broken car windows, there’s a use in all of these discarded things for mosaic artist Katy Gailbraith. The Scottish artist, who works from her studio in Perthshire, creates mosaics from mostly recycled and upcycled bits and pieces. Among the artist’s creations include an Om plaque on slate; a turquoise tabletop featuring little birds, made from recycled materials, including bone china … Continue reading Recycle Me Mosaics: Creating mosaic art from recycled bits and pieces

ORIGINS Festival: Celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists

ORIGINS Festival is a two-week celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists. The festival, which is being held in venues across London between from today until 23 June, brings together some of the world’s indigenous artists and cultures to the capital through theatre, film, dance, healing rituals and talks. Among the events are a two-day workshop with Maree Clarke exploring Indigenous … Continue reading ORIGINS Festival: Celebration of art, performance and debate honouring Indigenous artists and activists

Huge Greta Thunberg mural created using mainly water-based paint

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become well-known worldwide for inspiring young people and others to take a stand for the planet and its survival. Now the 16-year-old has been honoured by aerosol artist Jody Thomas, who has painted a giant mural of the environmentalist. The 15m-high mural, which stretches the entire height of the Tobacco Factory in Bristol, depicts Greta Thunberg partly submerged in … Continue reading Huge Greta Thunberg mural created using mainly water-based paint

FOOD Bigger than the Plate – V&A exhibition explores future of food

A new exhibition, FOOD: Bigger than the Plate, is showcasing how individuals, communities and organisations are reinventing how food is grown, distributed and experienced. Taking visitors on a journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, the exhibition at London’s V&A poses questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable and food future in innovative and playful ways. … Continue reading FOOD Bigger than the Plate – V&A exhibition explores future of food

On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

On This Planet is an illustration exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the biggest challenge facing wildlife – habitat loss and habitat fragmentation – while fundraising for land. By purchasing land, it creates, relatively rapidly, protected reserves in areas under imminent threat of destruction. The exhibition, which runs from 18-21 May at The Old Street Gallery in London, features over 30 illustrators from the UK … Continue reading On This Planet: Illustration exhibition in aid of protecting animal habitats from destruction

Mori Kono: Artist creates wildlife woodcarvings from felled trees

When trees fell, Japanese wood carving artist Mori Kono sets out to create wildlife woodcarvings from the remnants. Capturing the playfulness of woodland animals, the Canada-based artist often carves the creatures so that they look like they’re crawling from forest trees, or positioned to hang from wooden logs. Mori Kono and his team make use of local materials such as yellow and red cedar, alder, … Continue reading Mori Kono: Artist creates wildlife woodcarvings from felled trees

Artist Robin Crofut-Brittingham envisions a world where flora and fauna reclaim the planet

Artist Robin Crofut-Brittingham has envisioned a world in which flora and fauna reclaim the planet, through a series of vibrant watercolour paintings. The artist’s paintings reflect on the relationship between humans and the natural world. The series, entitled Strange New Eden, feature female figures whose skin is wrapped in flowers and plants, and then jungles where it is not safe for humans to inhabit. These … Continue reading Artist Robin Crofut-Brittingham envisions a world where flora and fauna reclaim the planet

Sacré blur: Greenhouse made from salvaged stained glass pops up beside London tower block

If you happened to walk the back streets around London’s Hyde Park and Edgware Road recently, chances are you may have crossed paths with Sacré blur – a greenhouse constructed from salvaged 18th and 19th century stained glass – outside a 23-storey tower block. Made from cast-off seventeenth and eighteenth century stained glass collected from the rubbish bins of English and European churches over the … Continue reading Sacré blur: Greenhouse made from salvaged stained glass pops up beside London tower block

Jay Nelson: Artist turning reclaimed wood into treehouses, customised vehicles and boats

Creating objects and structures from reclaimed wood and other discarded materials has always been a natural and normal process for Bay Area-based artist, Jay Nelson. Jay Nelson’s structures, made from discarded wood that he personally goes in search of and hunts down, include everything from treehouses, customised vehicles, boats, and various dwellings. The artist and surfer began working with wood when he was young and … Continue reading Jay Nelson: Artist turning reclaimed wood into treehouses, customised vehicles and boats

Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs

Coral Garden, a coral reef-inspired installation made from discarded pieces of rugs, is aiming to show the extent to which the textile industry is polluting the environment. Portugese textile artist Vanessa Barragão collected unused yarn from a carpet factory in Portugal to create wall hangings and rugs that imitate the structure of coral reefs. Growing up by the seaside, the artist’s connection to the ocean … Continue reading Artist Vanessa Barragão uses deadstock rugs to illustrate impact of the textile industry on coral reefs