Exhibition on environmental issues at the Dorset Museum

A free art exhibition focusing on environmental issues will be presented to the public this summer.

Posters, pledges and other artwork created by Weymouth College students will be installed in the Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Community Space at the Dorset Museum in Dorchester as part of the exhibition ‘Plastics Are Not not fantastic”.

It will be visible from Monday June 20 to Friday September 16.

The project aims to raise awareness of the ongoing climate emergency with work formed through a college competition to coincide with the 2021 COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow.

Peter Vowles, Student Liaison Officer at Weymouth College, said: “The Climate Change Poster Competition was part of College Environment Week, held during the second week of the conference. COP in November. We had over 64 student entries from across the college and it was very difficult to choose an absolute winner.

“The jury was very attracted by the winning work ‘You are the voice of the ocean’, a group piece produced by students of the Next Steps Independent Living course.

“It makes a strong point, makes you aware of the destruction of sea creatures but it also makes you smile.”

The artwork is part of the Create and Collect project, a series of community engagement activities with young people, led by the four partner museums of the Wessex Museums Partnership.

The winning poster can be seen alongside a selection of posters and artwork.

Free entry. For more information visit the website www.dorsetmuseum.org/event/plastics-are-not-fantastic/