A small selection of the 27 ink paintings exhibited for WaterAid’s
2017 show for World Toilet Day, “Out Of Order”, hosted at the
Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch.
Each of the UK artists were given a toilet cubicle in
the space to install their work.
1 in 3 women and girls worldwide don’t have access to a private,
decent toilet. An obvious, important cause, but maybe one you
have overlooked. Before working with WaterAid I wasn’t aware
of the depths to which these circumstances would affect their lives,
be it physical health and hygiene, shame, avoidant behaviours
and violence. For the show I illustrated these factors that may
have been overlooked by others too and their impact education-
but also the resolve made possible through work such as what
is done by WaterAid.
Donations to this cause through WaterAid are to be
matched by the UK government.
Also featured in the exhibition were: Nina Cosford, Emma Shoard,
Eve Lloyd-Knight, Hawa Bangura, Josephine B Dauda and WAYout Arts.
photo credit: WaterAid/ Laura Summerton