Entitled From Cowboys to Astronauts, the exhibition has been organised and curated by the Centre for Alternative Materials and Remanufacturing Technologies (CALMARE) at the University of Exeter. Invited artists, working with CALMARE, have used waste materials to demonstrate what can be achieved when we move away from the throwaway mind-set that is endemic in our society. They have created an inspiring range of artworks promoting the concept of a circular economy – a regenerative economic system where materials and energy from products are recovered and put back into the system instead of simply being disposed of.
You can see the exhibition for free at The Enviro Hub, Devon Contract Waste, Marsh Barton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8NU
CALMARE is a business technology centre, part funded by the ERDF, based at the University of Exeter. The waste materials used in the exhibition have been sourced from the University itself and from other locations around Devon, including Exeter and Plymouth Scrapstores, Peninsula Waste Savers in Okehampton and the Devon County Council
The exhibition is open from 27 April – 22 May 2015, Monday to Saturday (except bank holidays).
Find out more about the exhibition here