Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean

Sophie Thomas, Thomas.Matthews

01 Dec - 06 Nov 2015, 9 - 7am

RSA, London


Bottle Tops, Sophie Thomas, Thomas.Matthews


01 Dec - 06 Nov 2015
9 - 7am


8 John Adam Street,
London,  WC2N 6EZ
United Kingdom
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Exhibition of artwork by Sophie Thomas, founder of communication design studio Thomas.Matthews and Director of Circular Economy at the RSA, London. Sculptural studies, letterpress and photography created from ocean plastic waste gathered at Kamilo Point, Hawaii.

Exhibition of artwork by Sophie Thomas created from ocean plastic waste gathered at Kamilo Point, Hawaii- the closest beach to the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'. Work includes sculptural box studies using found waste objects; letterpress prints made with waste ink from Calvert Co-op and ocean plastic particles; and photographs of the plastic waste beach context. An exhibition catalogue of the work, designed by Thomas.Matthews, accompanies the show.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness about the dangerous plastic waste polluting our oceans and Sophie has a compelling talk about the plastic waste issue that accompanies the show and is available to travel and deliver to interested and relevant organisations.

The show encourages audiences to do three things: 1] every time they go to the beach, take a bag and do a 2minute beach clean 2] educate themselves about how their plastic waste is recycled in the UK via and 3] use their power of consumption to make the right purchases.

The team at Thomas.Matthews
Alan Kitching and Marta Dos Santos from the Typography Workshop
Naresh, Zuleika & Hannah at Pentagram / Do The Green Thing

But no thanks goes to those that do not
recycle their plastic waste.


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