Climate change is real and terrifying. For the first time, some of the most influential and game-changing graphic designers, artists and innovators are getting together to represent the truth around climate change.
In partnership with Extinction Rebellion and Accept & Proceed, you’re invited to support the cause and join us for the Rebel Art Auction; Bid for the Truth. An exclusive art auction held on 13th September, 4 Andre Street, Hackney, London, E8 2FN. Doors open at 7pm for 8pm Auction.
Hosted by East London-based design consultancy Accept & Proceed, auction lots at the Rebel Art Auction will include work from the likes of Mr Bingo, Michael C Place, Rob Ryan, Antony Gormley and Jim Sutherland.
All proceeds raised at the auction will be donated to the XR cause. A cause for everyone.
This is a topic which is close to my heart so I contributed a small piece titled “Our Responsibility” for the auction which touches on the issue of plastic pollution – A handcrafted paper Green Sea Turtle tangled up in fishing net which was found on a beach clean.
I was personally really affected by our plastics issue after taking part in my first beach clean a few years ago. We litter picked for 1 hour and found 162 cotton bud sticks in a space of 5 x 10 metres. It was at this point I realised I needed to change my buying habits.
Our fishing nets, straws, plastic bags, cleaning products, sachets, cigarette filters, food and drink packaging, party supplies, sanitary products, takeaway trays, beauty products, printer cartridges, clothes fibres to name but a few have all been found in the stomachs or wrapped around our sea life friends.
It’s our responsibility to vote with our wallets and also do what we can to spread awareness to try and stop plastic production at its source.
“The single greatest threat to most sea turtles is fishing gear. Hundreds of thousands of turtles are accidentally caught by gillnets, shrimp trawl nets and on longline hooks each year.” WWF
“Research suggests that 52% of the world’s turtles have eaten plastic waste.” WWF