Discovery Museum to create giant artwork from plastic bottles

08 Apr 13

Image: Holiday Destination. Copyright Julia Vogl

Image: Holiday Destination. Copyright Julia Vogl

Discovery Museum needs the public’s help to collect 10,000 bottles for a huge indoor sculpture. 

The sculpture has been devised by artist Julia Vogl for the Late Shows event at the museum on Saturday May 18, where she will help visitors to create a giant bottle ‘chandelier’ to be suspended in Discovery Museum’s Great Hall.

Discovery Museum’s Manager Hazel Edwards would like to appeal to the local community to help organisers hit the target. She said:

“We’d like to ask our visitors to bring us their clean, empty clear plastic bottles to help us build this exciting sculpture.

“We would like clear, clean plastic bottles of all sizes.”

Clean, empty plastic bottles can be dropped off at the Great North Museum: Hancock or at Discovery Museum.  

Artist Julia Vogl is a creator of social sculpture, architectural interventions and colourful public engagement projects.  

Julia is coming to Newcastle as a result of Discovery Museum’s recent win in the Museums at Night competition.  The competition saw the public vote for their favourite museum to win the chance to work with a contemporary artist as part of The Late Shows 2013.

The full Late Shows line-up is available at More than 60 cultural venues will be opening their doors on the evenings of 17 and 18 May, hosting a range of events, exhibitions and hands-on activities.