To celebrate 50 years since the founding of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, an exhibition has been curated by Artwise in The Old Sorting Office in London. Called Here Today, the exhibition showcases 50 artists and emerging thinkers through their work on the current state of our environment. Alongside the likes of Andy Warhol and Tracey Emin, Alice Dunseath was chosen for her work on my first documentary Plastic Shores.
Back in 2011, I arrived back from filming marine debris in Hawaii with an enormous tub of freshly sieved plastic from the beaches of Big Island. I had in my mind an idea of turning the brightly coloured pieces into an animation on how plastic pollution affects the world's oceans. I took the tub to Alice at Voodoodog who, after months of pain-staking work, created three incredible animations which became the centre point of the film. The animations can be seem in a short film we made from Hawaii above.
Here Today is open until the 17th November and is free entry. Please take a look around if you get the chance.