On Saturday evening, 15 September, more than 50 invited guests celebrated the launch of an exhibition, ‘The Art of Recycle,’ at Terminal 1 (New Porteous House) in Jamestown.
The exhibition focuses on a single reuse – reusing paper to create sculptures of increadible beauty that we not only look at, but can use.
The creations on display have all been crafted at SHAPE, in Sandy Bay. Manager of SHAPE, Martin Joshua, welcomed everyone on Saturday, before handing over to the collaborating artists behind the designs, Woodrow Stevens and Anselmo Pelembe.
Woodrow highlighted the excitement of recycling paper to produce stylish products that, at the same time, had good practical use around the home and office. Woodrow is an artist and creative trainer at SHAPE, and has created and designed all of their packaging and products.
Anselmo then impressed upon everyone how ‘green’ initiatives were being adopted all over the world by countries, businesses and individuals alike, and how thrilled he was to be able to contribute to St Helena’s early steps into becoming more environmentally friendly. Anselmo hails from Mozambique; he is an artist and graphic designer, and founder of Lupa Design Limited. His work has been exhibited at galleries across the UK.
‘The Art of Recycle’ is open to the public from 15-30 September, from 9am to 5pm.