Art as Activism

Sep 2018

THE IDEA

Come along and be the first to see the 3D printed scale model of our proposed installation of a 14-meter Humpback whale that will breach over the walkway of one of London’s busiest stations. The project will be on display for the very first time TONIGHT from 5-9pm at the opening of Blue Dot Generation’s Art For Education @ House of Vans, on until 30th September.

As commuters pass beneath, the materiality of the whale will be revealed: sustainable materials, all serving as eco-friendly substitutes to plastics. Our aim is to raise awareness of the devastation caused by the vast amount plastic waste in our oceans, and highlight the alternative choices the average person can make to fight the issue and make a difference.

James Burke, our Founder and Creative Director, states:This project is a chance for us to make people aware of both the challenges we are facing around plastic pollution and the solutions available. As a global community we all have a responsibility to try and make some positive change, and it’s amazing to have the support of Network Rail, especially given the amount of people that pass through their properties on a daily basis”.

SPONSOR THE PROJECT

We have partnered with Network Rail to seize this incredible opportunity, where the whale’s message will reach over 175,000 people per day in Liverpool Street Station*. Could your organisation help us raise awareness of the disastrous effects caused by the ever-growing amount plastics polluting our oceans, and highlight the alternative choices the average person can make to fight the issue and make a difference? Sponsor us and help make this exciting project a reality! Contact amber@acrylicize.com

*Exact location to be confirmed. Network Rail and Acrylicize are working together to identify an appropriate London station to bring this idea to life.

Blue Dot Generation’s Art For Education is open from 26th – 30th September. Further information here.
House of Vans, Arches, 228-232 Station Approach Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8SW