Invisible Dust

London | Sunday 22 September
Pollution level: Moderate

Invisible Dust wins UK sustainability award!



Curator Alice Sharp and artist Faisal Abdu'Allah at the awards ceremony

Last night, 1st March, Alice Sharp and Faisal Abdu’Allah of Invisible Dust attended the Sustainable City Awards. We were delighted to be selected as the winner of the Air Quality award. In a packed ceremony in the Lord Mayor of London’s residence, Invisible Dust was the only arts organisation to win this national award, other winners included Wessex Water, HSBC and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

The award was presented by Chef Raymond Blanc who champions sustainable fish and Simon Mills, Head of Sustainability at the City of London Corporation. 300 organisations applied for the awards from all over the UK.

Simon Mill’s said, “With the spread of winners of this year’s Sustainable City Awards including an art project, small businesses, big businesses and a hospital, it is the clear the UK is now far savvier about sustainability. It is clear that  the current hostile economic climate is stimulating sustainability amongst UK businesses and organisations as they are driven to innovate, standout from their competitors and maximise their efficiency in order to survive.”

Invisible Dust’s project ‘Invisible Breath’ over the past year has included artist Faisal Abdu’Allah’s ‘Double Pendulum’ film launched by the Olympic Stadium about how athletes are effected by air pollution and the implications for our health in the inner cities and HeHe’s ‘is there a horizon in the deep water’ a performance in Cambridge about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. Both artists worked with air pollution scientists and in particular Professor Frank Kelly of King’s College London and Professor Peter Brimblecombe UEA. It is supported by the Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust

Invisible Dust is currently working with artist Dryden Goodwin on an animation which will be projected in October 2012 opposite the Houses of Parliament. Elizabeth Price is also just starting a Space Science residency.

More info: City of London Sustainability Awards


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