Out to Dry

Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021

Out to Dry

Out To Dry by Andy Freeman and Samantha Penn is a public installation exploring how the microplastics used in clothing make their way into waterway systems via washing machines.

Visit the Out to Dry project website: http://outtodry.org.uk/ 

The installation consists of a series of washing machines presenting homespun experiments that raise questions about the ways clothes are made, worn and washed, provoking a new understanding of the microscopic particles hidden in the mud of the estuary and the journey they take through the pipes in our houses from the clothes we wear.

Out to Dry artist events - Sunday 13 June 12-12:45 & 2-2:45 
Join Andy Freeman and Sam Penn as they introduce the Out To Dry project. Find out how microplastics travel from our wardrobes and washing machines, through the sewerage system and into the rivers, mudflats and marshes of Essex.
Book online advanced bookings only, limited numbers

Initially commissioned by Metal for Estuary 2021 festival and funded by Arts Council England.


Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021


Dutch Barn, opposite Wat Tyler Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane
Pitsea, Basildon
SS16 4UH


Nearest railway station Pitsea (C2C).


Ground floor full disabled access.



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