“Lixarte” created in schools in the Algarve is shown in Portimão

Project joins art and activism for climate justice

The exhibition “LIXARTE – Transforming Garbage into Art”, «an artivist intervention project, born in the Algarve, which brings together art and activism for climate justice», will be open until the 26th of May, between 8:30 am and 17:30 pm, in the service area of ​​the Municipal Water and Waste Company of Portimão (EMARP).

This project, which brought together five schools in the municipalities of Faro and Olhão, started in 2021 and included beach cleaning for later creation of art pieces with recovered materials.

Pieces were then created, which aim to "sensitize young people to the amount of garbage that is present on our beaches, but also to the amount of plastic we use and what we can do to reduce that footprint", according to EMARP.

These works culminated in an itinerant exhibition of six tapestries of marine litter, publicly inaugurated on the 8th of June 2022, to mark World Oceans Day, which has toured various locations in the Algarve region, as a communication and awareness tool for the scourge that marine litter represents.

«This project integrates a peculiar collaboration of schools, artists, organizations and entities around artistic creation that alerts to the safeguarding of the oceans», concludes EMARP.