Visit Sage Hill Bottle Depot’s Art Gallery

Visit Sage Hill Bottle Depot’s Art Gallery

Mar 12, 2021

An art gallery… at a bottle depot?! Yes you read that right.

Get ready to view the world around you like never before.

Sage Hill Bottle Depot is delighted to announce the opening of our new art gallery installation. 

Exploring the themes of sustainability, recycling, ecological balance, and personal responsibility, the Sage Hill Gallery has been designed to spread awareness about the damage plastic can do to the environment. 

Today we’re going to take a look at why we decided to set up an art gallery. We’ll look at what the story is behind the gallery and why you should visit to see the fantastic art for yourself. 

Yes, a bottle depot really is the perfect place for an art gallery

We wanted to create an art gallery at Sage Hill Bottle Depot to explore how plastic waste and trash can impact the environment with our community. 

We’re hoping to encourage open conversations between friends, family, and students centering around the effects of mismanaged waste and the damage it causes to our beautiful wildlife, oceans, forests, and rivers. 

What’s the story of the art gallery?

The art gallery is split up into three different sections, which you can navigate and experience for yourself when you visit. 

The three sections are focused around three central themes:

  1. Chaos
  2. Community
  3. Order

Starting at the south side of the building and ending at the north side, the art gallery takes you on a moving journey with unique pieces of art.

Let’s take a closer look at each section.

Chaos

The overwhelming sights at Thilafushi waste disposal site.
The overwhelming sights at Thilafushi waste disposal site

This side of the wall represents chaos. 

Vivid images are scattered on the wall, and they’re there to show us the harsh reality of the impact our actions have on the world. 

The images on the wall of chaos were chosen to highlight where the world currently is in terms of the environment. 

We wanted people to recognize how the world truly is, which can be difficult due to the safe bubbles we tend to envelope ourselves in.

Community

Group of volunteers making a difference by cleaning up litter at local beach.
Group of volunteers making a difference by cleaning up the litter at their local beach

The next selection of art pieces transitions the story from chaos to community. It shows various canvases of people from all ages, ethnicities, and genders coming together to do something about the mess we’ve created in the world. 

It’s bursting with a strong collaborative feeling. It shows how we can all work together to make a greener and healthier environment. 

All these images are organized, transitioning from the unsettling chaos section to the community section. 

There’s a gorgeous central image with other small acrylic canvases that creates a triangular shape. This image shows us that there can be more order in the world if we all work together, stay connected and move in the right direction.

Order

Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada
Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

Finally, we come to the last installation of the art gallery, which explores restoring order. 

This side of the wall is a collection of six images that are all hung regularly. One image that sits at the top of it all shows us how we, as a community, can conquer this problem. 

The images here are all beautiful landscape shots from around the world. The place is well organized, and everything looks healthy and happy. 

This is our united goal. 

This is where we can bring our story, and this is what we want to achieve around the world. 

The art gallery at Sage Hill Bottle Depot is the perfect place to bring your children or even students to teach them about the importance of the environment. 

We hope that our collection of art will show the younger generation that it’s our responsibility to influence how our world’s future turns out. 

We want to teach them to take care of the environment and know that with their help the world is one small step towards becoming a better place when they choose to recycle. 

The more people we educate, the more people become environmentally conscious, and we can do all this with your help. 

Visit our art gallery with your friends, family and children to show them the importance of our world and everything that lives in it.

Meet our artists and their art

Here are some of the beautiful pieces of art you’ll be able to find in our art gallery as well as the name of the artist behind them. 

The bounty of nature vs man's legacy.

The bounty of nature vs. man’s legacy. You can see the full piece at our art gallery.

Family leaning garbage

Cleaning garbage. It’s only through embracing action together we can make real change happen now.

Volunteers picking up litter in park.

Together, we can achieve amazing things. Volunteers picking up litter in the park.

Sunset over the sea.

Our seas depend on us to make real change now. Sunset over the sea.

Aurora Borealis

The awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis.

Moraine Lake panorama in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

A much-loved familiar sight! Moraine Lake panorama in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Plastic bag environment pollution with iceberg of trash.

Should we choose to save nature or continue to use disposable plastic and ruin the wonderful world we live in? Plastic bag environment pollution with an iceberg of trash.

Our art gallery is open now for you to visit with your friends and family.

Take the first step to becoming greener and more eco-friendly by learning how our waste can damage the environment if it’s not recycled properly. 

If you want to know more about recycling your bottles or recycling in general, then get in contact with us today. We’d love to answer any questions you might have.

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