Trash from Exmouth beach used to create animal art at Living Coasts

PUBLISHED: 12:27 29 March 2018

Jackie Kidd, who used rubbish from Exmouth's beaches to create zoo art

Jackie Kidd, who used rubbish from Exmouth's beaches to create zoo art

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A wildlife artist has been scouring Exmouth’s coastline collecting rubbish for a unique exhibition.

Jackie Kidd spent six weeks touring the region’s beaches, including Exmouth and Sandy Bay, searching the most colourful pieces of plastic she could find to create aquatic creatures and underwater scenes.

They are on show at Living Coasts – a coastal zoo and aquarium in Torquay.

Jackie said she found beauty in the piles of waste, adding: “It has been an interesting and wonderfully colourful project, one which I hope will inspire others to collect, create and recycle for the future of our seas and the creatures that rely on them. I’ll probably continue to collect plastic even though this project is finished. I won’t be able to go to a beach now without a bin bag. Visiting local beaches and seeing all the debris, it’s heartbreaking - especially when you can’t collect it all and you have to leave so much behind.”

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