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Washed up Car-Go Launch Party
September 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us at the Washed Up Car-Go Launch Event where there will be the opportunity to experience the artwork and chat with the artist. Refreshments will be served. Free, no booking required From the outside Washed Up Car-Go by the artist Chris Dobrowolski might seem like an ordinary car parked in an ordinary car park. But sidle closer and you will find it filled with the tideline of Hastings beach, bringing the outside inside. And there’s more hidden amongst the sand…Featuring iconic Hastings landscapes and toy sea creatures Washed Up Car-Go is an art installation with a sense of humour. Using film, music and a lot of local pebbles it asks us to think about plastic pollution, consumerism and the tradition of maritime art. Washed Up Car-Go will run for the whole of September at The Rock a Nore car park outside of the aquarium and is free to experience, no booking required. “The wit and ingenuity Dobrowolski brings to all his work are very evident in Washed Up Car-Go, but this playfulness does nothing to detract from the seriousness of his concern with marine pollution, consumerism and the dangers of a globalised economy.” Derek Horton, Corridor8 This event is supported by and part of Coastal Currents Festival in Hastings and St Leonards Washed Up Car-Go is part of Season for Change, a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. It was originally commissioned for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 in partnership with The Deep. Washed Up Car-Go is produced by Artsadmin. Image by Patrick Mateer