Founded by Artist & Industrial Curator Nicholas Jennings.
In a consumer capitalist society where humanitarian and environmental concerns come secondary to monetary interests, waste production is high. Rather than reducing, reusing or recycling what we have, we are influenced by the corporations who control mass media to get rid of the old, buy new, and update. As a result, the environmental state of the world has been brought to its knees.
Scientists warn that the earths 6th mass extinction is under way and without immediate, drastic measures, is definite. At the present rate of environmental abuse, over half the current species on earth will be extinct within the next 70 years. Some may call this paranoia. Smart people however, understand that there is no such thing as paranoia. It’s just another mask for ignorance.
The truth, when you finally chase it down, is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears. The threat is real my friends. We are on the last dark stretch of humankind, holding for another few seconds on the edge.
There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is, are the ones who have gone over, the others - they living - are those who pushed their control as far as they thought they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to do when it came time to choose between now and later.
Nicholas Jennings is choosing now to act on issues of environmental and social injustice before there is no later. His voice is that of the common man and his medium is - like the voice of the common man - that which has been discarded, scrapped, or thrown away. He is an unapologetic outsider standing up for what he believes in by channelling his disgruntled angst through art for the folk.
His blue collar, rough and tumble background, mixed with skillsets rooted in the construction, bar and photography industries, give him a unique and dynamic approach to art that comes out looking industrial yet sheik, gritty yet refined, and raw but polished.
His mission is on a small scale, to help clean up local waste by turning it into something useful and beautiful and on a larger scale to help the good people of the world understand the connection between children scavenging for food, and shiny brass plates on the front doors of banks.