From a sea of plastic to a sight to see: Come join the QGBC–SWIG art project!
A BIG thank you to everyone who is collecting plastic bottle tops for us. Please don’t stop! We need at least 60,000 by March 23.
We need ANY plastic cap as long as it’s clean and plastic, and as many different colours as you can find and all sorts of shapes and sizes! But NO metal or coffee cup lids please.
E-mail [email protected]
A professional artist has designed a work of art themed around Qatar and the environment. It will be made entirely out of the plastic bottle tops and recycled plastic, all mounted on recycled wood. The finished piece will be unveiled at The Pearl-Qatar on March 31, to coincide with Earth Hour Day. We aim to demonstrate the beauty and value in what we might normally throw away and to raise awareness about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.
How to get involved
We need volunteers to help assemble the design at The Pearl-Qatar over the weekends of March 23, 24 and March 30, 31, 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm each day. You don’t have to come all day, just a morning or an afternoon for a minimum of 1 hour. You’ll be sorting and preparing bottle tops and gluing tops to the art work under the direction of the artist and a team of assistants. We’ll supply everything you need including a recycled shirt to protect your clothes!
Anyone over the age of 10 can take part. But spaces are limited. Please send an e- mail to [email protected]
giving your name and contact details, how many people will be with you (and their ages if under 18), and the day(s) and time(s) you are available. The same e-mail should be used for questions. For safety reasons, there will only be activities for children under 10 on March 31. We’d also love to hear from established and aspiring artists who’d like to work on pieces alongside the main work.
A full programme of events will be issued in March so please keep a look out for further announcements about this fun and exciting event!
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