WE NEED YOUR BOTTLES!
Help us build a huge pyramid out of plastic! Bring your waste plastic bottles to Doddington and add to this extraordinary installation when you visit.
At Doddington Hall and Gardens we are passionate about recycling and helping the environment. This summer our Sculpture at Doddington returns from 28 July – 9 September and we want you to be a part of it!
Artist, Nadya Monfrinoli, will work with visitors and community groups to create a 15ft pyramid sculpture. ‘Plastic Fantastic’ is an artwork, which aims to encourage more people to think about environmental issues. And visitors, local groups and businesses are being invited to bring along empty plastic bottles to add to the Plastic Pyramid.
Plastic bottle collection points have been placed outside the Farm Shop at Doddington Hall and near the pyramid structure on the front lawn. Over the coming weeks, visitors will be able to add to the pyramid and watch it grow.
Monfrinoli was inspired by the work of renowned sculptor Phyllida Barlow to conceive of this creation and has been influenced by the Doddington Pyramid, which was also created from recycled materials. Monfrinoli’s artworks dismantle, reuse, recycle and rehash materials through interventions or temporary interruptions. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally.
The original Doddington Pyramid was designed by Antony Jarvis, who passed Doddington Hall to his daughter Claire and her husband James Birch in 2007. Explained Claire: “This year’s Sculpture at Doddington exhibition is our largest yet with more than 300 sculptures in the gardens and parkland as well as a brand new indoor gallery of sculptures and ceramics. We are excited to be launching the Plastic Fantastic project this year and hope to see large numbers of visitors getting involved in shaping the pyramid.”
“At Doddington Hall we are very aware of environmental issues and work hard to limit our impact on the environment. Our shops, café, restaurant and holiday cottages, for example, are heated by a biomass boiler and we are committed to sourcing food and products with a low carbon footprint.”
“We’re on a mission to minimise single-use plastic, packaging and waste across the estate. We hope that our Plastic Fantastic project will encourage even more recycling and reuse.”
During the project, art workshops will take place at Doddington Hall in partnership with Mansions of the Future which is a radical new cultural programme and arts centre bringing national and international artists to Lincoln.
Nadya Monfrinoli said: “I’m pleased to be working once again with Doddington Hall and I hope many people will be encouraged to get involved and add to the pyramid as it takes shape over the summer. The use of recycled material is an important element of the design and we’ll be using waste plastics that have been found locally and interrupting their journey to the recycle plant by using them in a creative way within the pyramid.”
Rebecca Blackwood, of Mansions of the Future, said: “We believe passionately in the power of art to transform lives, places and perceptions. This partnership between artist Nadya Monfrinoli and Doddington Hall has the potential to change how we live our lives.”
The work will take place throughout the Sculpture at Doddington exhibition; which is open Saturday 28 July until Sunday 9 September, daily between 11am and 4.30pm. The completed pyramid will be available to view into September and will later be dismantled, recycled or reused
Find out more about Sculpture at Doddington.