Out To Dry: Exhibition & Talks about microplastics in rivers @ Stryx


Fri Jun 03 2022 at 06:00 pm to Sat Jun 11 2022 at 04:00 pm


Stryx | Birmingham, EN

An exhibition and talks exploring how the microplastics used in clothing make their way into waterways and ecosystems via washing machines.
About this Event

Meet the artists on Fri 3 June / Talks on Sat 11 June / Exhibition 3, 4, 10 & 11 June.

Out To Dry by Andy Freeman and Sam Penn is a project and installation exploring how the microplastics used in clothing make their way into waterways & ecosystems via washing machines. The installation consists of a series of washing machines which tell the story of microplastics.

The machines present homespun experiments that raise questions about how clothes are made, worn and washed, what traces our clothes leave on waterways, and how plants and riverbeds, people and animals are cohabiting with the millions of microscopic particles hidden in the mud and water. The project aims to provoke new understandings of microplastics and the journey they take through the pipes in our houses from the clothes we wear.

Initially commissioned by Metal for Estuary 2021 festival and funded by Arts Council England.

Exhibition dates:

  • Friday 3rd June 6-9pm (during Digbeth First Friday) - Meet the artists - book above
  • Saturday 4th June 11am - 6pm
  • Friday 10th June 11am - 6pm
  • Saturday 11th June 11am - 6pm


Saturday 11th June 12pm & 3pm: book above

Visit the Out to Dry project website

We (the artists) will not take photos of people attending the exhibition. We will delete details of attendees sent via Eventbrite during w/c 13 June.

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Where is it happening?

Stryx, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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