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Laura I.Art Gallery


Laura I.Gallery

IceHouse Court Abbey Road, London, IG11 7BT

London, England, GB, IG11 7BT

Join us for 17 weeks of fun, creativity and imagination and help us build an ark from plastic bottles found in nearby parks and green spaces

Noah`s Ark- Project funded by NCIL and Barking and Dagenham Council

Do you love Nature?

Are you passionate about making a difference in combating climate change?

Come and board on Noah`s Ark and let’s save our Planet!

Noah`s ark is the symbol of a new beginning and salvation; together we can build a new world where plastic waste can no longer be a factor in climate change and environmental damage.

“And I dream of the vast deserts, the forests, and all of the wilderness of our continent, wild places that we should protect as a precious heritage for our children and for our children’s children. We must never forget that it is our duty to protect this environment.”

— Nelson Mandela.

Join us for 17 weeks of fun, creativity and imagination, helping us build an ark from plastic bottles found in nearby parks and green spaces.

Every Saturday we will go on the hunt for plastic bottles that can be included in our ark, around the different parks and green spaces of the Barking and Dagenham Borough.

Every week we will deliver fun, creative and unique painting workshops using our collected plastic bottles, to be included in our ark for thousands of people to see.

The boat will be a large-scale sculpture, to represent the shocking facts of the conditions we leave our spaces in, as well as to commemorate the great historical importance Barking has had as a leading fishing port in the 19th century and then as a centre for brewing.

We understand that not everyone will be available at the times we run our events, so we are inviting locals to take their own initiative and collect plastic bottles from local green spaces in their own time, bringing them to our collection points.

Please feel free to pop in the gallery and request a bin bag for collection.

Meeting point: Laura I. Art Gallery

Project dates:

Project duration: 10th of September-19th of February 2023




Sculpture inauguration: 5th of February 2023

Sculpture display:6th of February 2023-19th of February 2023


Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.(OSPAR, 2009)

12 million tonnes of plastic are poured into the ocean every year.(Eunomia, 2016)

Scientists have recently discovered microplastics embedded deep in the Arctic ice.(Kelly et al., 2020)

Plastics consistently make up 80% of all marine debris studied.(IUCN, 2020)

There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 269,000 tonnes.(Eriksen, 2014)

100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually.(UK Government, 2018)

Approx 5,000 items of marine plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK.(Marine Conservation Society, 2016)

90% of plastic is produced from feedstock obtained from fossil oil and gas.(Plastic Atlas, 2019)

Producing one tonne of plastic generates up to 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide.(Material Economics, 2018)

Plastic production has been forecast to grow by 60% by 2030 and to treble by 2050.(Center for International Environmental Law, 2019)

Less than a third of all plastic in the UK is recycled.(PlasticsEurope, 2020)

Anyone can participate in the project, regardless of their level of skill, ability, age, background or place of residence.

You don’t need good English to take part in our project and become part of our community.

Here at Laura I. Art Gallery, nobody`s left behind.

As long as you are bringing bottles found in Barking and Dagenham parks you are eligible for taking part in this unique project.

Project funded by NCIL and Barking and Dagenham Council

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