Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living
For over 50 years April has been designated Earth Month – a yearly pause in the calendar to encourage us to reflect on the state of our planet and take stock of humanity’s impact upon it. Established in 1970 with a mission to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide“, the organisation has since immobilised an estimated 1 billion individuals from 192 countries to advocate for the future of our planet.
The theme for 2022 is Invest In Our Planet, which encourages communities to come together to preserve and protect the earth. This theme is also at the core of Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living, a photographic exhibition by Meredith Andrews, which closes in the BNG Project Space at the end of this month.
The striking exhibition, which is produced by the Bermuda National Gallery in collaboration with Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB), looks at the environmental impact of life in the 21st century and celebrates the Bermuda government’s proposal to ban single use plastics by the end of 2025.
This exhibition is sponsored by Zurich Bermuda (a member of the Zurich Insurance Group).
Click here to read the exhibition catalogue.
Limited Fine Art Edition Prints
As part of a fundraising programme, we have released a series of limited edition fine art prints by Meredith Andrews to accompany Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living. The initiative, which has seen prints bought for both private and corporate collections, including the Green family, Clarien, Conduit Re and Butterfield Bank, has so far raised $30,000, with proceeds go to Bermuda National Gallery and Keep Bermuda Beautiful.
Help us raise more for these two registered charities by purchasing a print today. A limited edition of 20 fine art prints of each artwork in the exhibition, numbered and signed by the artist, are available to purchase, priced at $250. Size 16 x 20, unframed.
A very limited number of large scale prints, sized 28 x 36 in, are also available to purchase, with price on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Celebrate Earth Day at BNG
Join us on Thursday, April 21 to celebrate Earth Day and the close of Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living.
Join us for drinks reception and private viewing of the exhibition at 5pm, followed by Meredith Andrews in conversation with BNG Executive Director Peter Lapsley and KBB board member and the Waste Education and Enforcement Officer for the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works, Vanese Flood Gordon.
Tickets are $10 for BNG members, $20 for non-members. Drinks at 5pm, followed by the panel discussion at 6pm.
Click here to register.
Spaces are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.