Artist Katie Surridge was awarded the fourth DARE Art Prize in June, and has since been developing an exciting series of workshops for dismantling e-waste.
Katie has installed e-waste amnesty boxes across West Yorkshire, including at The Tetley, and has asked our visitors to donate their disused electrical items along with their stories behind them.
Using the e-waste collected from these boxes and your own items, you’re invited to join Katie at sculptural workstations to collect copper wire, steel, aluminium and other metals that are trapped in discarded electronic devices.
Surridge will then use the metals and parts extracted together in processes such as recasting, electroplating and even bio-leaching (a process that uses microbes to extract metals from e-waste) to produce new sculptures.
In addition, 100 free makers packs will be available to take home. Katie designed the packs in collaboration with the University of Leeds and they contain pieces of her sculpture which require your help in electroplating.