News: New river pollution artwork unveiled at Almondell Park

Waste collected from a new RiverRubbish initiative puts the pollution of the river in the frame.

Waste collected from a new RiverRubbish initiative puts the pollution of the River Almond in the frame. Artist Annie Lord has transformed a small portion of the river waste gathered by local volunteers into an artwork that will serve as a reminder of the impact rubbish has on our rivers.

Unveiled at Almondell and Calderwood Country Park on the 8th March 2019, River Series: Almond has been created by Annie using everything from Tennent’s cans to wet wipes and more to create a striking piece encased in resin. What at first appears to be a depiction of riverbank nature is on closer inspection revealed to be reclaimed rubbish in disguise. Set to be displayed at the Almondell and Calderwood Country Park Centre, River Series: Almond hopes to encourage visitors to think twice when it comes to dealing with our rubbish.

Join us in the toilet block at the park’s visitor centre to have look and meet some of those involved in its production or visit at any point to see the art work.

The post News: New river pollution artwork unveiled at Almondell Park appeared first on Creative Carbon Scotland.

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