Our Plastic Ocean Open Evening

Join us for an evening of music and culture to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Our Plastic Ocean by award winning photographer Mandy Barker

Be the first to visit this illuminating exhibition addressing the current global crisis of marine plastic pollution. Barker collects debris from shorelines across the world and transforms them into powerful and captivating images. From accompanying scientists on an expedition from Hawaii to Japan, tracing the debris of the 2011 Tsunami, to a voyage on board Greenpeace's Beluga II to the Inner Hebrides, Mandy Barker has followed a trail of plastic pollution across the globe. Our Plastic Ocean, which premiered at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, is the first major touring retrospective of Barker's work, spanning a decade of her practice.

Our Cafe will be serving refreshments, with Happy Culture Cafe offering an array of Vegan delights in a special pop up in the Orientation Hall. The soundtrack to the evening will be provided by the delightful ambient music of Belle and the Woodland Sounds.

Showing at The Collection Museum from 23 October to 19 December 2021, Our Plastic Ocean, will be accompanied by further information and resources provided by Plastic Free Lincoln, a community organisation who are working towards plastic free community status for the City of Lincoln. Be inspired by the tips to reduce your plastic consumption and be the first to make your plastic pledge!

An Impressions Gallery touring exhibition, curated by Angela Sheard.