Canice and the Plastic Reef
What’s five metres long, comes in four parts and is made of recycled plastic shopping bags, water bottles, cable ties and reclaimed wood? “Canice”, the Humpback Whale of course.
For the past few months, students, staff and parents from St Canice’s Primary School in Katoomba have been gluing, sawing and hammering away to create this amazing installation for Sculpture at Scenic World.
Forming part of the school’s investigation into mankind’s impact on the environment, “Canice and the Plastic Reef” is an examination of how much plastic we use and its impact on our seas.
School Principal Mark Geerligs says, “our aim with this artwork was to draw attention to the plight of the humpback whale and the devastation and loss of reefs and sea life through our over consumption and disposal of plastics”.
“We also explored topics such as ghost fishing, the Great Pacific garbage swirl, and we looked at ways that we can change our behaviour in order to reduce our impact on our oceans.”
Scenic World is proud to work with the St Canice’s Primary School community again this year and to showcase innovative concepts around sustainability and environmental awareness.