School

of

plastic Fish

A community art project by Colourful Collective and Hume City Council, exploring the impact of plastic pollution on wildlife in waterways through art, education and awareness-raising. 

About

During a time of necessary separation, students and community members are invited to participate in the creation of a collaborative educational art piece, highlighting the impact of plastic pollution on our waterways and wildlife.

 

Using plastic waste accumulated during lockdown, participants are invited to conduct a Waste Brand Audit, to collect valuable data around which companies are producing the most plastic and plastic packaged products. Then, using this waste as a resource, participants are guided and inspired to transform the plastic waste into beautiful fish, check out the work from some students in the virtual gallery below.

We also hope to bring the project together in a moment of reunion, as a physical exhibition at the Hume Town Hall Gallery, once it is safe to do so. 

 

This project is now open for all community members to participate, we encourage you to make your own fish and learn about the plastic problem!

Click the button below to participate.  

We must listen to our younger community members.....

....and our older community members.

Did you know?

It's predicted that by 2050 there'll be more plastic than fish in our oceans! (source)

Each year at least 8 million tonnes of plastics end up in the water- which is the same as dumping one garbage truck into the ocean every minute?

(source)

Only 9% of the plastic ever created has been recycled

(source)

Nearly 1,300 organizations from across the world have joined the movement #breakfreefromplastic to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

Join the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Movement today!

THERE'S HOPE!

 

The Virtual exhibtion

Click on           to see the artist behind each fish

Artworks will be added to this collection as we receive them, we're excited to see yours!

We're hosting a competition for 'Most Creative Fish'

Send us your entry now, competition closes 26th June!