WasteArt project welcomes the public to the international art exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” which is dedicated to rethinking waste

On the 15th of August WasteArt project partners invite you to the opening of an international art exhibition NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind taking place in Tartu Nature House, Tartu, Estonia. The exhibition will stress the consequences of overconsumption and invite visitors to look at the waste differently as a material, resource and opportunities for the future!


The exhibition is set out to raise awareness of the fact that trash does not disappear from the planet. It is accumulating at a disturbing rate, and the only way for us to regain control is to become conscious of the fact that waste is part of our culture. Following this cause 14 internationally recognized artists from 9 countries were invited to develop art works using waste materials found locally or from the landfill “Daibe”. The subsequent exhibition is as multi-faceted as the authorship and the problem tackled. Works range from dystopian visions and public disobedience to metaphysical contemplations, documentary depictions and practical solution searching.


Participating artists: Varvara & Mar (EE), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Marta Moorats (EE), Kiwa (EE), Ansis Starks (LV), André Avelãs (NL/PT), “The Laboratory of Microclimates” Annechien Meier & Gert-Jan Gerlach (NL), Johanna Lohrengel & Gatis Kreicbergs (DE/LV), Ieva Krūmiņa (LV), Geraldine Juárez (SE/MX), Justin Tyler Tate (CA), Willem Boel (BE), Timo Toots (EE), Elena Redaelli (NO/IT).


The Tartu Nature House is the second stop of the travelling exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. During a two-year period, the exhibition will travel through 6 art, culture and environmental education centres in Latvia and Estonia. The exhibition is part of the cross-border project WasteArt that includes 8 partners from Latvia and Estonia with a common goal to raise awareness towards the vast amount of waste produced, as well as possibilities to reduce, re-use and recycle the wasted materials.

The exhibition in Tartu Nature House will be the on display till October 25th. Third stop of the exhibition is ZAAO landfill Daibe near Cesis Latvia. Opening hours of the exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” are regular opening hours of Tartu Nature House: until August 31st

exhibition is open from Mo- Fr 10- 18, Sa 11- 16, from September 1st opening hours are from Mo- Fr 9- 18 Entrance to the exhibition is with the ticket of Tartu Nature House, what allows the entry to the whole Nature House https://www.tartuloodusmaja.ee

Find out more about the exhibition in WasteArt Facebook page here.

More info about the project here.

The project is implemented by the Institute for Environmental Solutions in cooperation with MoKS Artist Residency, Rucka Artist Residency, Võru municipality, Vidzeme Planning Region, SIA ZAAO, Põlva municipality and Tipu Nature School.

The project coordination in Estonia is by MoKS artist run space.

The exhibition is a part of the project WasteArt No. Est-Lat 65, which is funded by ERDF Interreg V-A Estonia- Latvia Cross-Border Programme, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia and project partners. Materials for the exhibition were provided by the Landfill “Daibe”, Swedbank Estonia and local communities in Latvia and Estonia.

This press release reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the Interreg V-A Estonia – Latvia programme is not liable for how this information may be used.