(Local) art, sustainability and experience come together in the garbage bin street art project
The Maria Middelares General Hospital pulls out all the stops when it comes to creating a sustainable and pleasant environment. In order to motivate people to throw their litter into the numerous garbage bins available (there are upwards of 70 in all) several of them have been painted by streets artists and are now colourful, attractive and creative contributions to the surroundings. The hospital collaborated with Wallin on this project.
‘We’ve been toying for a long time with the idea that local artists could help us bring more colour to our site. Our intention is to bring together (local) art, sustainability and experience.Koen Deryckere (chair of the Art Work Group for Maria Middelares General Hospital)
The project starts with a number of garbage bins that are located at busy areas of the site. Our intention is to bring together (local) art, sustainability and experience.
In an initial rendition using five trash cans, artist Solid creatively bridged the gap between the historic buildings and the newly constructed hospital. His abstract style leaves room for everyone to interpret it in their own unique way.
In the second installation of this art project, the Maria Middelares General Hospital worked together with the Brussels artist Jaune. Five garbage bins were done up in typical stencil art that puts a playful spin on the fight against litter and depicts workers in a new light.