The Scottish Fisheries Museum invited all children in Fife aged 3 - 14 to take part in its annual Art Competition!
The theme of this year’s competition was Plastic Tide, which is inspired by our current temporary exhibition Plastic Tide. This years competition is sponsored by The Oak Tree Shop and Pittenweem Arts Festival.
Plastics are all around us – from food packaging to household items to everyday technology. They can be bright and colourful and for many years they have been used as a ‘wonder material’. Plastic is a strong, mouldable, and cheap material which is why, in the space of 100 years, it has come to dominate much of our material world. This positive attitude towards plastic is starting to change as plastic waste is now a serious threat to the life of our seas and oceans.
In this year’s Art Competition, pupils are invited to explore the abundance of plastics on our beaches and in our lives, and look at objects in the museum collection to see how it was a wonder material for many years, its current impact on our beaches and what small steps we can take to tackle the problem.