Ocean Bomb Horsham and surrounding villages and towns!
Calling community artists! Have you ever wanted to get creative with your knitting, crocheting or eco-art (some call it junk modelling)?
Or maybe you are concerned about the amount of plastic in your life, ocean pollution and/or the environment and would like to do something about it?
Well here’s your chance. Become a community environmental artist sharing art and a ‘community environmental message’ with others in the Horsham District and surrounding towns and villages and across the internet.
We want people of all ages, whether you’re from the community, residential homes, schools, groups and businesses etc., to design and make a piece of street or shop art then ‘ocean bomb’ Horsham and surrounding towns and villages during the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019! You could even exhibit it in your school or a residential home – it doesn’t have to be on the streets.
Why not start now?
What is Ocean bombing? It’s like yarn bombing, where knitted or crocheted art pops up overnight and covers objects or structures in public places. Here are some fab examples
The difference with our ocean bombing is we ask people to use unwanted upcycled/reused plastic and/or knitting or crocheting using acrylic wool and/or textiles (made of plastics).
You can Ocean bomb anywhere in the Horsham District including in water bottle refill shops/locations. Or if you prefer, you can display your art in your own village or town. Or even your school or other community places such as residential homes. Share a photo, your message and your art installations location with us, then we can all share it with the world, using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If your piece of art can be moved we will be asking people to bring it to be displayed at our Share, Care and Repair Fair being held on 6th July in Horsham Square.
After the show, we are hoping to have a roadshow of some of the art pieces. The pieces not selected for the roadshow will go back into the community where we hope to get them displayed in schools, residential homes etc. for a period of time afterwards.
We have just agreed to sponsor a 13-year-old boy’s secondary education and he will soon be starting the Nkuringo Community and Vocational School in Uganda. This is a remote community high in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwest Uganda overlooking the Congo border (gorilla country). We are going to go on an aid mission to this community either in October this year or next May and we would love to take the sea creatures as gifts for the children in this very poor mountain village. Any knitting which can also be made into rugs they would love to have. So none of the knitting needs to go to waste and will be much loved by the children in this community.
Please visit this webpage for more info!