What does a statuette of Ronald McDonald have to do with a keyboard, a water bottle and a syringe?

They are all plastic objects washed ashore on the beaches of the North Kent coast. Found by artist Steve McPherson these objects and hundreds like them have been transformed into complex, thought provoking pieces of art. In 1950 the global plastic production was 2.3 million tonnes which has now increased exponentially to 448 million in 2015. The majority of it is dumped into the natural environment and finds its way into our rivers, our oceans and ultimately our foods. Tiny particles of microplastics have been found in the majority of the world’s tap…

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20 artists present worldwide street art exhibition to end deforestation for palm oil

From Jakarta to London, New York to Istanbul, artists have made city walls their canvas to draw attention to rainforest destruction for palm oil in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Wings of Paradise project has spread 20 giant murals in 20 cities worldwide [see here for full collection] as part of a Greenpeace campaign calling for global brands to protect rainforests, its biodiversity and communities and stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. The huge murals, many larger than 25 square metres, include a towering painting in central Taipei.…

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WeTransfer shows never-before-seen artworks from Nelson Mandela

To celebrate the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, WeTransfer presents an exclusive exhibition of his artwork. In the years after Nelson Mandela stepped down as South Africa’s president, he decided to step out of his comfort zone and turn some of his memories into artwork. From 2002 to 2003, using charcoal and pastels, he created drawings of Robben Island and Qunu – the village where he was born and laid to rest. WeTransfer and The House of Mandela Art are now looking to showcase this side of him that has…

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Dropbox and 72andSunny Los Angeles bring together artists to showcase their activism at SXSW

Dropbox in partnership with 72andSunny Los Angeles, brought together six-purpose driven artists to showcase their activism through art by making co-creation pieces that amplify creative energy.  Tied to prominent SXSW agenda themes throughout opening weekend, these artists, each with a distinct style, commissioned three murals to address relevant issues in today’s society.  Two artists worked side by side, merging their styles. By finding outspoken artists around specific causes,  Dropbox unleashed differing energies to raise their voices for human rights, environmentalism and a reimagined future. The 3 events were: Friday, March 9th – Reimagine the Future Saturday, March 10th…

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Bristol art exhibition looks at the people behind ‘homeless’ label

An art exhibition in Bristol of work produced by local men who have experienced homelessness opened at City Hall on Monday 26 February. ‘Homeless People’ sets out to go behind the ‘homeless’ label by exploring the diversity and individuality of the artists whose work is on display. Each of the men whose work is on show is receiving or has received support from one of the organisations – including The Salvation Army – who are part of Bristol City Council’s ‘Bristol Pathway 1’ homelessness strategy, an initiative that aims to…

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