Marine Litter Display

A new display highlighting the effects of plastic pollution in the Solent has opened at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.

Centred around an immersive light and plastics installation designed by artist Trudi Lloyd Williams, the exhibition explores themes which include endangered local species, the effects of plastic pollution, alternatives to plastics and some of the ways that plastic pollution is being tackled.

Blue glow at the Marine Litter Display exhibit

The exhibition was created by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust as part of their Secrets of the Solent project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Running until December 2022, Secrets of the Solent is shining a spotlight on the Solent’s vibrant marine environment, celebrating the extraordinary people and wildlife that share it and supporting it current and future protection.

Installation for the Marine Litter Display

You can also create a cardboard cuttlefish using items from around the home. See our instructions for how to make yours, which were created by artist Darrell Wakelam.