Lost and Found Recycling for Art Workshops with Indra Gavenaite, Marcelo Rodrigues and Fabiola Retamozo
360 filming workshops with Teresa Bartaseviciute

To raise awareness about recycling and littering issues in Newham, Floating Artland Collective have delivered a series of recycling for art workshops for local Plaistow community.

Artistic goal was to create sculptures and constructions mainly made of recycled materials like plastic bottles, plastic bags, card board, paper and other materials found on the street in Plaistow. Structures would be made by Floating Artland Collective members Indra Gavenaite, Marcelo Rodrigues and Fabiola Retamozo and workshops’ attendants while teaching them various art techniques, such as colour mixing.

Educational goal was to show adults and kids alike the importance of recycling and remind everyone to reduce their waste impact. The goal was achieved through educational promo videos, filmed workshop videos and talking with participants about the issue at the workshops.

360 filming workshops with Teresa Bartaseviciute

This 2 part practical workshop introduced participants to the basics of 360° filming and virtual reality – how it looks and feels, how it works and how it is shot. Workshops been filmed with 360 camera to show how sculptures been made.

In total we have delivered 4 workshops attended by around 100 people. Our promo video has been seen 1.3k times in Facebook alone, most of the viewers being Newham residents.

31st May – 11am – 3pm at Applecart arts, 170 Harold Rd, London E13 0SE
Initial workshop to start building framework for recycled sculptures.

9th June – 11am – 3pm at The Mix, 1 Cumberland Rd, London E13 8LH

16th June -11am – 2pm at Plaistow library, 79 North St, London E13 9HL

23rd June – final workshop at Plaistow park

Commissioned and supported by Plaistow South Big Local. A big thank you from all Floating Artland Collective members.

Also thank you for Plaistow Community Neighbourhood Forum for lending us space at Plaistow Library.

Article about the project on Newham Recorder here.

360 videos can be found on FAC Youtube channel here