A Waste Land

4 Feb 2019 – 1 Mar 2019

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Vittoria Street Gallery

England, United Kingdom

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Vittoria Street Gallery is delighted to host A Waste Land, a joint exhibition created by jewellery artists Dan Russell and Dauvit Alexander on show during February 2019.


This exhibition sets out to question and challenge the illegal dumping of consumer waste. These jewellery artists have united together to raise awareness of this environmental concern and in response have created jewellery from the things that everyone else pretends not to see: the detritus of the Anthropocene.

Litter, fly-tipping, discards, waste, garbage, rubbish. Collecting this unpromising material, they have produced a thought-provoking collection of jewellery and wearable objects which will be displayed in an uncompromising environment, entirely built from the illegal discards of others.

Hailing from either end of the country, the pair aim to criticize the habits of a nation examining why this isn’t a localized problem contained within their individual surroundings, but instead a global dilemma with catastrophe-leading potential.

Working from the concept of future archaeologists mining the accumulated waste as the planet slowly recovers from anthropogenic activity, they have created objects which challenge the idea of what is precious, recontextualising materials and diminishing the attitudes of apathy towards waste.

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