Artists participated in the circular economy long before it became a deliberate practice and policy, writes Brian Royson Mayne.
Welsh Government circular economy strategy, Beyond Recycling, aims to move Wales to become a zero-waste, net-zero carbon nation that uses its fair share of resources and seizes the economic opportunities from the transition to a circular economy. The move to a circular economy, which aims to keep products, components and materials in use for as long as possible, is central to the country’s post-Covid response and green recovery in Wales, as well as its commitment to achieving a net-zero economy by 2050. The strategy requires all sectors of the community to participate including art and art organisations. This article will look at the relationship between fine art and sustainability and in particular the circular economy through the work of visual artists and specifically will look at works that incorporate materials that would normally be discarded as a resource rather than a waste.
Art and sustainability have a close relationship that goes back over many centuries. This can be demonstrated through the aesthetic experience of paintings in an online display by visiting Art and Sustainability. The exhibition was developed by ACCIONA and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid to... Keep reading on Wales Art review.