b'Key Themes Emerging from the Sustainability First Art PrizeT hecrea\x00vesectorshavebeenpar\x00cularlyhardhitbytheCovid-19lockdown.As museumsandgalleriesclosed,ar\x00stslostbothasourceofinspira\x00onandthe opportunity to exhibit works. Many ar\x00sts found themselves without work, teaching, providingtechnicalsupportorgallerywork.5Butar\x00stsandins\x00tu\x00onshaverapidly innovated to nd new ways of sharing works digitallysharing theatre, opera and ballet performances, crea\x00ng virtual tours of galleries and live streaming events, par\x00cularly through social media. Ini\x00a\x00ves on Instagram such as The Ar\x00st Support Pledge and Paper Patrons encourage generosity as ar\x00sts pledge to buy another ar\x00sts work when they reach a target of sales. The move to digital has helped people to stay inspired and connected during a dicult \x00me, while also making performances and artworks accessible to a wider, and poten\x00ally more diverse, audience.Adam SadiqAcross the entries as a whole there were a number of themes that came out strongly, including:Selected Ambient Air: COVID London 2020, audio-visual installa\x00on, Max MSP, Ableton,Air qualityMaking the invisible tangible in imagina\x00ve ways. Adam Sadiq assigns musical notes to air open data, 2020 quality data to depict rising and falling pollu\x00on over London during the coronavirus Adam developed Selectedlockdown. Stephen Benne\x00 shows the wilding of London, visualising air pollu\x00on data in Ambient Air (SAA) inMarch 2020 compared to March 2019. Highly Commended ar\x00st Estelle Woolleys moss collabora\x00on with Po Hao Chimask symbolises the importance of nature for human health. Eleanor Shipman uses recycled (Zone Sound) which is used toair pollu\x00on masks as owers in funeral wreaths to raise awareness of pollu\x00on-related depict rising and fallingdeaths. Jasmine Pradissi\x00o makes sculptures from nitrogen dioxide absorbing ceramic pollu\x00on over London duringgeopolymers, so the works themselves help to reduce air pollu\x00on. Sarah Strachan brings the coronavirus lockdown. The work is designed to provide antogether a collec\x00on of objects to share peoples experience of air quality around the world. emo\x00onal and intui\x00ve experience of data, by applying musical values and sequencing to air quality data.Tabish Khan, Art Cri\x00c, Londonist and Regulatory Manager, Bri\x00sh GasThe fact that exhibi\x00ons and artworks can now be mapped 360 in virtual reality, is incredible. I can get close to experiencing the real thing from the comfort of my own home. The implica\x00ons for accessibility are huge!Waste andSecond prizewinner Liz Elton considers the poten\x00al embedded in waste, making pain\x00ngs plas\x00cwith food dyes on compostable food recycling bag material, oa\x00ng in the air like parachute pollu\x00on silk. Georgia Tucker has created a virtual reality world to highlight the issue of marine pollu\x00on. Maria Arceo constructed a footprint-shaped light installa\x00on, made with plas\x00c collected in forty clean-ups along the Thames from Teddington Lock to the sea. First prizewinner William Bock shares daily encounters using his body in the environment during lockdown, where an illegal rubbish dump spoke of the complex human rela\x00onship with nature. SustainableWe had a large number of entries from fashion students working with sustainable and fashion recycled materials to highlight the waste of fast fashion. 14 15'