Sik Plastik long Solwota 2017 – new art exhibition opening tomorrow

Elsa Ariki modelling her plastik fashion with artwork 'Slippery Fis'

Elsa Ariki modelling her plastik fashion with artwork ‘Slippery Fis’

A new art exhibition with an environmental theme, Sik Plastik long Solwota 2017, open tomorrow 11th October at 5pm at Fondation Suzanne Bastien Gallery, Pango Road, Port Vila.

Now in its second year, the exhibition is a creative and informative artist/community response to addressing the impact of waste, particularly plastics, on our oceans and waterways.

The Fondation began by inviting artists, and community organizations to produce artworks and educational content intended to:

  • change how the community as consumers look at waste
  • inspire creativity through reuse and recycling
  • expose the fact that materials that used once then discarded as ‘waste’ are a major cause of ocean pollution leading to dire consequences to marine life and the earth’s oceans.
Solwota Sista squad teaming up with Arlene Bax again this year. Photo: Arlene Bax

Solwota Sista squad teaming up with Arlene Bax again this year. Photo: Arlene Bax

The exhibition is in keeping with the gallery’s dual aims of being a place for art and to advocate for our environment. By further raising awareness about the waste that we have created through convenience and ignorance, Fondation Suzanne Bastien hopes to educate, inspire and create positive environmental change.

This year will see the return of artists and groups such as Solwota Sista and Peter Carroll, plus new contributions from communities at Eton, Honeymoon Beach, Pango and more.

Fondation staff member Sam helping Pango centre school students make giant jellyfish tenticles

Fondation staff member Sam helping Pango centre school students make giant jellyfish tentacles

Opening evening will coincide with the Fondation’s monthly fundraising event and will feature art, film, kakae, kava and drinks. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. Sik Plastik Long Solwota exhibition closes November 1.

Optionally, visitors to opening night are welcome to participate by getting creative and coming along dressed in a wearable plastic artwork.

Further and more current info on opening night can be found on Fondation Suzanne Bastien’s Facebook page or phone: 24991.

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One Comment on “Sik Plastik long Solwota 2017 – new art exhibition opening tomorrow”

  1. melody avok says:

    Make something useful with recycle of waste

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