An alarming 91 per cent of plastic ever created has not been recycled, meaning it will haunt our natural environment for over 400 years until it biodegrades. In doing so, micro-plastics enter our food chain and if current trends continue, plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans by 2050.To raise awareness and promote change Seaview Gallery in Walberswick is bringing together eight acclaimed coastal artists from East Anglia in a special fundraising exhibition for marine conservation.
Alongside works for sale by James Dodds, Laurence Edwards, Kate Giles, Tim Fargher, Andrew Pringle, Helen Napper, Fiona Petheram and Karen Downing, visitors are invited to silently bid on selected artworks kindly donated by a number of the artists. Proceeds from the auction and sales from plastic free merchandising, including bespoke tote bags and reusable beeswax cling film,will be donated to The Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading charity for the protection of our seas, shores and wildlife.
Statistics published in National Geographicand thejournal Science Advances 2017
Seaview Gallery Walberswick is an annual summer pop-up gallery set in the English seaside village of Walberswick. The gallery opens every year between July and August and exhibits affordable paintings, photographs, porcelain, prints and sculptures for sale by noted and established artists. Since 2014, Seaview Gallery Walberswick has given visitors the chance to purchase works by local, contemporary artists and those from further afield.
Artists represented by Seaview have achieved critical recognition for their work. They learnt from a wealth of renowned artists, such as Anthony Caro,Philip King, Mary Potter, John Piper, William Scott, Eduardo Paolozzi, R.B.Kitaj and Maggi Hambling, and studied at eminent art schools, including The Royal Academy, The Royal College, The Ruskin School of Art, St. Martins School of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Camberwell College of Art and Design and Falmouth College of Art.
Walberswick’s idyllic village, beach and marshlands have consistently attracted the great and the good from the arts, film and media since the end of the nineteenth century. It influenced the leading Impressionist painter, Philip Wilson Steer(1860–1942)whose Walberswick scenes, The Bridgeand Girls Running: Walberswick Pier, hang in Tate Britain and the renowned artist and architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh(1868-1928) lived in the village from 1914-1915.