Total emissions balanced
Outfall Art’s Journey
Outfall Art is taking action to minimise their climate impact
As an artist, my journey began with a passion for creating art that could make a difference. I started making sculptures from reclaimed metal that was upcycled from the ocean and Sydney’s waterways. Throughout my journey, I have always been concerned about climate change and its effects on the environment. Therefore, I made sure to incorporate sustainability into my art by being carbon neutral.
I believe that it is the responsibility of every artist to create art that not only looks good but also serves a purpose. Through my sculptures, I aim to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans and the environment, and inspire others to join me in making a difference.
About Outfall Art
- Journey start: May 2022
- Status: Measured Carbon Neutral
- Size: 1 Employee
- Sector: Arts & Culture
My goal is to remain carbon neutral. I am committed to protecting the planet and leading by example. Additionally, I aim to use upcycled material thus reducing mY arts carbon footprint. Where possible hand tools are used instead of power tools. The finish on metal work art as non petroleum based and in made from natural found plants and animals
As a responsible artist, I have taken various steps to reduce my carbon footprint. Firstly, I have become carbon neutral by purchasing carbon offsets to compensate for the emissions produced during the creation of my art. Secondly, I have upcycled metal from Sydney's waterways to create unique sculptures that promote sustainability. Thirdly, I have used non-petroleum finishes on my metal sculptures to minimize the use of harmful chemicals. Fourthly, I have purchased carbon-neutral electricity to power my studio. Lastly, I have opted for manual methods instead of electric tools to reduce energy consumption.
Outfall Art was founded by Matt Wilcock in 2015. It started whilst Matt was spearfishing above the abandoned ocean Outfall off Warriewood headland. The location known to locals as the chains was notorious for accumulating debris from the abandoned outfall . Matt decided to repurpose the discarded materials and turn them into art.
One of the main materials salvaged from the outfall was rusted chain, which became the primary medium for creating sculptures. Outfall Art created various sculptures using the chain and pipe couplings, ranging from abstract designs to more figurative pieces.
Since its inception, Outfall Art has grown into a well-known art and more recently a Collective with two galleries in Newport on Sydney’s northern beaches with 14 artists.. Visitors can admire the stunning sculptures and paintings and learn about the history and creative processes that go into each piece.
Outfall Art Collective not only showcases the artistic talent of its members but also promotes environmental awareness and sustainability. The collective inspires people to see beauty in discarded objects and encourages them to reduce their waste and protect our planet. www.outfallart.com instagram @ Outfall Art and Outfall Art Collective