'The Fluorescent Banquet' - Sustainable art installation

From 14th SEP to 31st OCT

From Thursday 14th September until Sunday 31st October, Devonshire Square will be celebrating sustainable art by hosting in its historical Western Courtyard “The Fluorescent Banquet”, an inspiring art installation created by a local art collective, Alice in Hackneyland, using 97% recycled materials and found objects.

The artwork is meant to invite communities to reflect on our current times of eco crisis and overconsumption, reminding us of simpler times, and things that we hold dear: relationships, gatherings with friends and family, and the beauty that we can create with possessions that we already have.

“The Fluorescent Banquet” is a suggestion to rediscover the ‘little treasures’ forgotten inside our cupboards, and to appreciate the evocative power and emotional value of everyday objects, while showing respect and love for our fragile planet.

To celebrate the launch of the exhibition, the artists will be sharing a social evening with our community on Thursday 14th September, from 4.30pm to 6pm, and they will be available to provide information about the symbology behind the various elements of the artwork, and their mission to promote a sustainable lifestyle through the thought-provoking art that they create.

Attendees will be treated to a complimentary glass of delicious organic Sangria – available on a first-come-first-served basis – especially prepared for the occasion by Devonshire Terrace’s mixologist artist Erika Sandoval, to mark Organic September.

 From 16th to 20th October, in celebration of Recycling Week UK, the collective of artists will be available every day in the DSQube at lunchtime, from 1pm to 2pm, to meet our community members and speak about the role that art plays in educating communities to embrace sustainable practices.