Reuse, recycle and recreate at Artistsmeet

29th May 2019

Youth Council: schools art exhibition Oceans 14

Tuesday 11 June – Monday 22 July 2019

Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm 

Free entry

Artistsmeet is delighted to present an exhibition of artwork produced by local children, in partnership with the Youth Council and Watford Recycling Arts Project (WRAP).                             

Taking care of the environment and raising awareness about our consumption of plastic has been at the forefront of the Youth Council’s mission this year. What better way to get this message across than by creating a spectacular piece of artwork, reusing items that would otherwise have gone to the landfill. 

WRAP has delivered lively recycling art workshops to over 2000 children, spreading the eco-message and their creativity along the way! Bringing all of the artwork from 14 schools together, they’ve created a collaborative seascape and chandelier to fill the gallery space. 

Cllr Alex Michaels, Chairman of the Youth Council, said: “I’m so excited that 14 schools have taken part in a project to protest about the use of single-use plastics, by each making a section of recycled plastic seascape, drawing attention to the damage it does. Each year we use more and more unnecessary plastic, and it does huge damage at sea, taking hundreds of years to break down on land and often becoming micro plastic particles, which is even more damaging. This piece of artwork will draw peoples’ attention to the reality. It will be proudly displayed in Artistsmeet, Three Rivers District Council’s gallery at Watersmeet from 11 June to 8 July. I’d like to thank everyone who took part.” 

The work will be celebrated at the Youth Council’s annual event at Watersmeet on 17 June.