Sustainable art installation made by children aims to raise awareness about waste

An installation made by children, in collaboration with an artist, encouraging sustainability in arts and crafts is being displayed this week at Stour Space gallery in Hackney Wick.  

The installation entitled Pajaki Quest is inspired by the traditional Polish chandeliers, used in pageant rituals to gain access to luck or protection. 

Image credit: Christian Sinibaldi

Created during three workshops with the children, the installation designed by Irish artist Helena Doyle, was made out non-recyclable textile, industrial or every day like waste from clothes straps, old trampolines to sweet wrappers. 

Doyle said: “There’s the waste we create every day and there’s also industry and manufacturing waste that is barely getting recycled.

‘”Throughout the project, I was really trying to get the children to learn about different materials, what we use every day, what gets thrown away and show the abundance of things that are out there to create.” 

Doyle is advocating and encouraging the use of non-recyclable material in creating sectors. 

She told East London Lines: “Until we find a solution for not using those things its good to be able to collect them and use them for arts& crafts or fashion … so much goes to waste’’

Image credit: Christian Sinibaldi

The project is produced by Hackney Arts a community organisation which aims at bringing about change through art and well-being practices.

The installation is being displayed until October 16.

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