James Owen Thomas - From Waste to Wall

Young Artists Platform

The Station, Richmond

28 May to 17 June 2021, open from 09:00 to late daily. Admission free.
Times may vary due to local restrictions. Please check The Station website to plan your visit.

Twenty-year-old James Owen Thomas always preferred to see litter in bins rather than it spoiling the countryside, town centres and seashore. He realised that some litter could be recycled, and soon found a use for discarded lottery scratch cards - making them into intricate and highly coloured pictures and greeting cards.

James highlights issues about the environment and single-use products by turning things discarded by others into a medium for expression. As well as scratch cards, James has worked with old tickets, leaflets, product packaging and fabrics that can be recycled into commissioned art pieces.

James says: 'What I do could be termed Environmental Art. If it can encourage and inspire people to re-use and recycle, then hopefully we can look forward to a more environmentally-friendly future.'

The artworks are for sale.

James Owen Thomas - From Waste to Wall