During the second module of his MA in painting at Plymouth College of Art Tim has been transferring a series of oil sketches made from a single panther reference image onto found clothing. The dye sublimation works best on clothing with over 65% polyester in the fibres.

“There’s a tension here, polyester is made from petrochemicals and although cheap and versatile, at the moment there’s no system for large scale reuse or safe decomposition.”

This auction on the 18th of December of shirts from charity shops seeks to open up a dialogue around the ethics and future of animals, polyester and painting.

With thanks to collaborators Hollie Kirk from Exeter University, Marta Martin from Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Liam Jolly of the Auction House.

Symposium is invite only due to restricted spaces.





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