Suffolk Recycling

1000 Endangered Animals

Monday 9 December 2019 - Tuesday 31 March 2020

Times: Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm

Prices: Free

Venue: Apex Gallery

This Christmas the Suffolk Waste Partnership’s celebration of recycling takes on a theme of endangered animals.

Schools and groups across Suffolk were invited to make 1000 endangered animals from recycled materials to raise awareness of the effects of population growth, changing climates, littering and pollution on animal habitats. The animals will be installed at two major venues in Suffolk, here at The Apex and Ipswich Town Hall Gallery, over the festive season and into the New Year. 30 schools and groups have taken part, with representation from all across Suffolk.

From Pangolins and turtles to snow leopards and whales, there are a large range of animals all made from reused and recycled materials including cardboard, plastic, sweet and biscuit wrappers, old buttons and ribbons. The response from schools certainly demonstrates that this important issue is of interest to today’s young people and their teachers. The individual items will be displayed together, with around 500 animals on display in each venue and will all add up to make a really big environmental impact.

This is the 5th year of the display at Christmas with previous themes including 1000 stars, baubles, birds of peace and polar bears and penguins.

This project helps the young people of Suffolk to learn that  lots of everyday materials can be reused and recycled and can be seen as a resource, rather than rubbish. It also helps to show the importance of putting our rubbish in the right place, to make the most of the earth’s resources and stop it from getting into the environment.

For more information, visit Suffolk Recycling's website.

Opening hours:
Mondays to Saturdays 10am-5pm
Sundays 10am-4pm

Occasionally, the art gallery is closed to the public. If you are travelling specifically to see an exhibition, please call the Box office on 01284 758000 before your visit.

The Apex Gallery is situated on the first floor. Drinks bought from Aspretto in the foyer can be taken upstairs, so feel free to relax on the sofas with a drink and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.