London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London Zoo gets arty with recyclables
Published: Friday 17th of October 2008
Art created with 'found' objects is nothing new – Jean Miro was causing controversy doing just that 40-odd years ago – but a new exhibition at London Zoo highlights how art and recycling can work together, with impressive results.
The Recycled Sculpture Show showcases 21 pieces made of reused objects which might otherwise have found their way onto the scrapheap or into a landfill.
Among the works are a great white shark made from car hub caps, a horse made from discarded wood and, perhaps most striking of all, ceramic trees made from human ashes.
The pieces will be auctioned off to support the London Zoological Society, who operate London Zoo, in continuing its animal conservation work at this much loved and world-famous tourist attraction.
London Zoo was opened in April 1828 and is the world's oldest scientific zoo, having been made open to the public in 1847. It holds around 15,000 creatures across more than 750 species.
LondonPass holders can gain free entry to London Zoo, with adults saving £15.40 and children £11.90.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Join King Henry VIII at the Medieval Banquet
Monday 29th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Witness the best games in history at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis museum
Saturday 27th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Learn the language of the sea aboard HMS Belfast
Friday 26th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get the ball rolling with an Arsenal Stadium Tour
Thursday 25th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Say hallo to All Hallows Church in London
Wednesday 24th of April 2013 Things to do in London: War Child draws to a close at the British Music Museum
Tuesday 23rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Add a touch of royalty to your trip at the Queen's Gallery