A visual arts workshop with artist Camilla Brendon who works with bold colour, striking forms and found, foraged or donated plastic.
Humans Make Plastic II is the latest workshop in the Humans Make Plastic series. Participants are asked to bring something made of plastic that they often throw away at home or at work. In groups, workshop attendees present their pieces of plastic then go onto make a group sculpture or mobile out of their plastic and other plastic supplied by the artist.
The workshop is designed as a platform to open up dialogue around our use of plastic and throwaway culture. Mindful conversation and experimentation are encouraged, rather than focusing on an end result. After the workshop Brendon will create Humans Make Plastic II, an artwork that incorporates the smaller pieces made by each group.
Camilla is one of the exhibiting artists in the Plastic Matter exhibition, she is exhibiting works from her ongoing project, Coast (2017-20) which explores oceans and waterways in an attempt to improve ocean literacy and spark dialogue around wider marine issues in the global community. Coast combines art, activism, science and education to produce interdisciplinary work in which Brendon has collaborated with marine biologists, plastics researchers and water maintenance groups.