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INOrganic: Full Circle
10 January 2014 – 9 February 2014
Are you snowed under with waste?
Full Circle is a playful art installation created for The ONCA Gallery by artist Beccy McCray. It uses tens of thousands of hole punches to simulate snow in a physically immersive experience. These punches are made from used, un-recyclable wrapping paper, Christmas cards and waste paper, much of which has been sourced from within the community.
We asked local companies to empty out their hole punchers and collect as many punches as possible during December and January. Alongside this, ‘punch points’ have been set up at local cafes, where visitors are invited to make hole punches while they shop or sip tea.
When you visit the exhibition, you are encouraged to donate your used wrapping paper and old Christmas cards which will be turned into ‘snow’ at the gallery’s punch point. Beccy will also host participatory ‘punch party’ workshops held at The Onca Gallery on the 18th and 25th of January from 1pm – 4pm. The aim of all of this is to create a sense of shared responsibility within the community.
After the exhibition all of the hole punches that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill will be given back to the local community and re-packaged for arts and craft use. This brings the lifecycle of the paper full circle, and allows the project to continue evolving.
Full Circle shows how beauty can be found in something that has been rejected, reflecting on consumption and paper waste generated over the festive season and the impact this has on our fragile environment.
The whole process will be documented online, please follow the blog here.
Beccy McCray explores playful, socially engaged art and design using a multi-disciplinary approach in whatever realm necessary to create imaginative acts of resistance and more human moments in the world. Elevating the everyday and the things that really matter, she aims to break down boundaries between art, activism and everyday life. Her practice ultimately aims to spread a little joy and inspire positive change at a grass roots level, using creativity to communicate environmental and social ideals that go hand in hand.
Recent projects and latest artworks have been commissioned by the Turner Contemporary, The Olympic Park Legacy Company, Barbican, The National Theatre, Secret Garden Party, and Create London.
Punch Point Partners:
B&R cafe,97 Trafalgar Street Brighton
Zaitoon cafe, 8 Trafalgar St Brighton
Damage hair salon, 2 Trafalgar St Brighton
Redwood coffee house, 99 Trafalgar St Brighton
Dumb Waiter, 28 Sydney St Brighton
Donations from local businesses:
4 Print & Design
Data Security and Data Protection
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