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A Project by Art Hoppers
Supported by Gayhurst Community School


13/12/18 – 15/02/19

Years 5&6

Private View: Thursday 13 December 2018
Based on geography topic: ‘Going Global’

Tickets £3 each
Buy from school reception/entrance on the night
Children under 12 years free

Planet Earth is in the balance. How can we turn around the devastating effects of accumulating plastic in our oceans around the world? Who is responsible for the mass build up of waste in our oceans? An area covering 1.6 million square kilometres of the North Pacific Ocean known as the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ has been referred to as the ‘eighth continent’. It’s composed of an estimated 1.8 trillion plastic pieces weighing approximately 80,000 metric tons. (Ref: The Ocean Cleanup, March 2018).

Is this the result of globalisation…?

The solution is in a global conscience for cultural change.

t: 020 7254 6138 / e: admin@gayhurst.hackney.sch.uk

Art Educators / Artists: Claire Ward-Thornton, Sadie Edginton.

Publicity image by Pau Ros

Art Sessions



 Photos: Pau Ros



Opening event: 13/12/2018 – Photos: Kristian Buus (With Many Thanks). Food by Gayhurst school kitchen ‘Chefs in Schools


“It was a very interesting experience to learn about all of the things that were happening in the world’s oceans and seas and how we can help save them by recycling all of our plastic and turning it into art.”

Hannah, 5G

“I like how we worked together. I learned a new technique for making things out of plastic.”


Jetson, 5S

“I really enjoyed Art Hoppers. It’s been amazing every year.” 

Merle, 5S

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Square Kilometres

plastic pieces

metric tons

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TAG is kindly supported by COGS
(Community of Gayhurst School)
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