Ocean Leather

Ocean Leather

Plastic pollution is devastating our world.
We need change and action on every level, from boardrooms & ballot boxes to schools and studios.
Here at Atelier Ludmila, a collection of kids and curious artists have been responding by coming together to explore and experiment with the single-use plastics we encounter everyday. We crush, pound, tear, fuse, sew, string up, reassemble and recreate. We also laugh, and dance, and source some pretty great and sustainable joy from the act of making.
The devastation may be ebbing only just a tiny little bit from our efforts, but our hearts and minds are growing. We hope yours is too.
Come see what we’ve been up to.

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Photo by Matt Mawson, 2018P1130977 Mazatlan, Mexico, March 2018

Queen Mary P.S.
photo by Andy Carroll


After 3 months of exploring ways to create new artist materials ChiGiigoonh the whale was born! Created by the grade five students of Ms. Williamson’s class at Queen Mary P.S. and artists Laurel Paluck, Kathryn Bahun, Christy Haldane and Hilary Wear. Our whale now hangs in the hallway of the school, showing that with our imagination, lots of hard work and a desire to find solutions, we can all help tackle the problems of plastic pollution!

Thank you:
Jill Staveley, Sarah McKillican, Hartley Stephenson, Andy Carroll, DNA Studio,
the staff and students of Queen Mary P.S. and the Ontario Arts Council!