Plastic Matter Exhibition

March 11th 2020
By: Melanie Hollidge
Plastic Matter Exhibition

St Albans may not be a University town but it has many of the characteristics and having the Herts University so nearby is a real boon to the local area. University thinking and culture adds to a community and if you are scouting the area of St Albans and Harpenden intending to move here, checking out the Plastic Matter Exhibition at Herts Uni might be of interest.

Between 25th February 2020 and 18th April 2020, the Plastic Matter Exhibition at UHArts at the University of Hertfordshire will be open. It can be found in their Art and Design Gallery from Monday to Fridays 10:00 until 16:00 and on Saturday 10:00 until 15:00 entrance if free and it is open to all. 

It is a group exhibition exploring different aspects of plastic – as inspiration, material, resource and waste. It brings together works from Seyi Adelekun, Maria Arceo, Camilla Brendon, Hilary Jack, David Kefford, Steve McPherson, Jill Townsley and Daniel Webb. The UHArts department brings a rich arts and culture programme to the University campus and local communities, sharing their full programme of events. This exhibition asks is plastic a pollutant, a resource, a menace, art?  

“Plastic Matter is a stunning, topical and thought-provoking exhibition exploring the different aspects of plastic’s story. Discover contemporary works from eight artists who consider plastic’s potential to become something more treasured, look at how hastily we consume and dispose of it, its environmental impact and its future role in society. Including installations, sculpture, film and photography.”

We encounter more and more plastic in our everyday lives we buy it, use it, throw it away when we are done, we touch it as we type on our phones, travel in our cars, open pre-packaged food. Plastic is synonymous with modern life and an increasingly contentious issue. Come along and join the debate from St Albans and Harpenden.

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