Tiger artwork’s journey from Shoreham shop window to Channel 4’s Grayson’s Art Club

Residents in Shoreham may have noticed a life-size tiger, ant-eater and lemur in a high street shop window in December.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 1:03 pm
Imogen Paton with her tiger

The artworks, which are made entirely from household waste by artist Imogen Paton, have reached new heights since being displayed at Neighbourhood Store, with the tiger appearing in an end of series exhibition for Grayson’s Art Club on Channel 4

After the episode was broadcast last Thursday, Imogen wrote on social media: “So super chuffed to wake up this morning and spot my tiger on last nights Grayson’s Art Club on Channel4... I really appreciate a chance to show the possibilities of working with waste!”

Emma Criddle and Gary Martin, who run Neighbourhood Store, said it was ‘extremely exciting news’ which had brought ‘a little positivity in these tricky times’.

The display at Neighbourhood Store in Shoreham

Imogen has been working on her Social Creatures art series since the first lockdown.

Made primarily from food packaging and non-recyclable plastics, the idea of the project is to highlight the plight of the diverse species under threat due to human impact.

They are made to hang on the wall as decorative objects, ‘making your home beautiful without a guilty conscience or putting yet more demands on our planet’, according to Imogen.

See more of Imogen’s work on her Instagram page at @Artagainstabuse/Imogen Paton

The display at Neighbourhood Store in Shoreham
The display at Neighbourhood Store in Shoreham
The tiger during construction
The tiger during construction