Ocean Edge: Photographic collection

Ballantyne, Trudie ORCID: 0000-0002-1667-9105 (2017) Ocean Edge: Photographic collection. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Ocean Edge: Photographic collection. Three Exhibitions: Two in China and one in the UK. A collection of photographic images created in response to Ocean Plastic. Ballantyne collected plastic objects and fragments from the coast of the UK, including items such as straws, lighters, toys and tampon applicators. With these objects Ballantyne created large format still life photographic images, using a high end digital camera, outputting 300mb files, which are able to be printed larger than life-size at 2 meters in height. Ballantyne's aim is to create impact with the audience and prompt the viewer to consider, question and modify their own everyday consumption and subsequent use and recycling of plastic items. These have been shown and shared for educational purposes with Chinese students and exhibitions both in China and the UK. 1: Ocean Edge Educational Exhibitions Moganshan China 2017 A selection of thirteen images were selected, five were printed on translucent material at 2meters high and eight printed at 20 x16 inches and framed. Schools visited and carried out educational workshops using the images both hung in the venues and used in powerpoint presentations in classes, discussing plastic waste, the fact plastic never breaks down and the children responded to the work creating their own art work and motifs to raise public awareness and promote change at an individual and community level. Prodigy Outdoor Base, (the large toys pic); No73 (straws pic and slightly pink outside walls); Bamboo View Guesthouse (fragments, fishing line, lighters). They are the oldest 3 guesthouses in this part of the village (launched 2009-2011) which is now full of guesthouses. (All guesthouse addresses in Xiwuli (West Hamlet), Houwu Village, Fatou Township, Deqing County, Zhejiang Province China) The local school visit was 20 x 12 yr old students, accompanying teachers and parents. Another school visit - Dulwich International School 80 x students and teachers had activities and lunch at Bamboo View, and BBQ at No73 Total views approx 100 school children plus teachers and parents Plus all these guesthouses had paying adult guests every weekend. approx 200 total 2: Ocean Edge Exhibition - Education First Office Shanghai The exhibition was hung in the large activity/ rest room basement of Education First offices. Education First are a global company 'provides life-changing education for global citizens. For over 50 years, our mission has been to give confidence and freedom to people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds. We transform dreams into international opportunities. We combine language training with cultural exchange, academic achievement and educational travel to deliver courses and programs that transform dreams into international opportunities.' (EF website https://www.ef.co.uk/about-us/our-company/) The Shanghai office has 946 employees, most of whom would have seen the collection of thirteen images (it’s by the cafeteria), other campus employees and visitors meeting at the headquarters for events, would have seen the collection, a total estimated number views, over 2,000 people. Ocean’s Edge: Photographic collection remained on show at Education First’s main Shanghai headquarters for 6 months. Education First 'loved the exhibition', it prompted plastic reduction and recycling activities within the organisation. 3: Environmental Photographer of the Year Award exhibition Royal Geographic Society London. An annual Photographic competition receiving over 10,000 entries. Ballantyne was a Finalist and exhibitor of 3 images. The Royal Geographic Society gallery has Free entry and the exhibition was open for 3 weeks approx 5000 people visited the exhibition during this time https://www.ciwem.org/awards/environmental-photographer-of-the-year

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: ocean plastic; plastic pollution; plastic; circular economy; straws; lids; plastic bottles
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TR Photography
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Photography
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Trudie Ballantyne Meers
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2019 19:07
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 12:53
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4741

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