Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 12th June 2021
Something & Son's Trolley Reef is a long term project and artwork to create a new oyster reef in North Kent, using supermarket trolleys. The idea plays with the common sight of seeing the legs of dumped trolleys sticking up out of our waterways, something which has become a symbol of society's disconnect and disregard for nature. Supermarket trolleys are also the end point of an industrial and global agricultural system that is destroying ecosystems worldwide. Trolley Reef will turn these negative connotations into a positive by taking discarded trolleys and turning them into a new oyster reef. The trolley cages allow the oysters to build up on top of each other, creating complex three-dimensional interstitial spaces that are perfect for many other species to also spawn and take refuge in. Thus the project actively helps to create a new ecosystem, and also builds new relationships between people and ecology. Find a fold-out poster about the project at cafes in Faversham, and around the Estuary.