Where would we be without plastics? The material of the modern age, plastics in one form or another have been developed to outperform their natural counterparts. They pervade all aspects of our daily lives, often un-noticed, unseen and unappreciated, from the moment we wake, helping us to perform our daily activities and through the hours of sleep. They enable us to conduct our lives in a more comfortable, efficient, colourful and safe environment than we might without them. Plastics have influenced and enabled developments in technology and their relatively low production costs mean that countless numbers are able to share in the benefits, enjoyment and enrichment they bring to our lives.
This exhibition explores some of the ways plastics have been used when we work, when we are resting and when we play.