Judy is passionate about environmental issues, particularly climate change and the plastic pollution crisis. She often appears as Poly-mer, in a fish costume composed of plastic packaging, attracting much attention. 

She works in many different media from performance to print, cyanotypes to ceramics, and immersive installations.  

She aims to involve the audience in her work and performances, raising questions in people’s minds and empowering them to make changes in their lives. 

She is exhibiting work reflecting on issues of plastic pollution at The Pavilions Teignmouth 9-24th August 2022. 

Together we can make a difference.     

Website:   judyharington.com



The spiral forms, Fossils of the Anthropocene, are made from plastic milk containers. Plastic pollutes our environment to the extent that a layer of plastic in the Earth’s crust will almost certainly define our geological age. We are gradually learning of the dangers to wildlife and our own health that plastic poses. Fossils of the future will contain plastic.

The spiral is a form commonly found in nature and is a symbol of renewal, of rebirth and of life itself. It can also be seen as a symbol of hope for the future. 

Judy hopes that by contemplating our relationship with plastic and the issues it poses, we will become more aware of how much we use, and how we might find and use alternatives for a better future. 

Unnatural Tides comprises 4 mixed media paintings on cellophane combined with fishing line, reflecting our polluted seas.
The Insatiables
Come and see The Insatiables: body casts made from plastic packaging – the films from supermarket containers and bags that are not easily recycled, and usually end up in landfill or the incinerator. These translucent forms reflect on several issues, including the huge volumes of plastic packaging that people ‘throw away’ every day in our consumerist society, and the fact that we now ingest plastic in the water we drink (bottled and tap), in the food that we eat, and in the air that we breathe.