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Thursday 06 June 2024

University of Brighton To Exhibit Vivienne Westwood's Wave Sculpture To Mark This Saturday's World Ocean Day

As part of the University of Brighton's graduate fashion show, which celebrates the achievements of their creative students, an exhibition of Vivienne Westwood's Wave Sculpture will be on display to coincide with World Ocean Day on Saturday, 8th June.

Vivienne Westwood created this impactful sculpture as part of the Wave Walk in New York a few years ago. 

The ocean wave sculpture is a 4-foot assemblage of waste that pollutes the ocean including plastic cups, smashed beer cans, torn fishing nets, nylon rope, and cigarette lighters, serving as an impactful reminder of the environmental challenges we face. 

The Wave Sculpture is on loan from the Blue Marine Foundation, a UK ocean conservation charity dedicated to restoring the health of the ocean by addressing overfishing, one of the world's most significant environmental problems. 

Blue Marine Foundation is committed to creating marine reserves, restoring vital habitats, and establishing models of sustainable fishing. 

The University of Brighton invites visitors to its Grand Parade and Edward Street buildings in the largest exhibition in the southeast. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the work of talented students from art, design, and media, and experience the inspiring Wave Sculpture by Vivienne Westwood.

 Exhibition Details:

Exhibition Dates: Open Day, City Campus - Saturday, 8 June
Location: University of Brighton, Grand Parade and Edward Street buildings
Wed: 10:00-17:00
Thu and Fri: 10:00-18:00
Sat: 10:00-17:00
Sun: 12:00-16:00

by: Mike Cobley


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