When it comes to portable toilets, creating art probably isn’t the first thing you think of – you should check out this amazing portable toilet art and see how people have been creative with portable toilets. Get inspired…
Check Out This Amazing Portable Toilet Art
Yarn bombing is a phenomenon that has spread throughout the knitting and crotcheting world, allowing creatives to add a fun touch to objects you wouldn’t normally expect. We love the yarn bombing on this portable toilet, elevating it from a normal single portable toilet.
These were knit by Sue Caldwell and the patrons of her shop Lovelyarns in Baltimore, Maryland and were knitted for ArtScape, the biggest free art festival in America. Reckon you could give it a go?
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
2013’s Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival saw Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) take over the beach with their show “Lavish”, which included a commissioned series of portable toilet art as well as an information point designed by Architecture students in the Square and performances in the Gardens.
The series of portable toilet art included a hand made monster on the beach, a hedge growing out of a toilet as well as a flashing portable loo, check out this video.
Similar to the yarn bombing style, this portable toilet had a creative makeover at Bournemouth Arts Festival in 2013.
Another piece from Bournemouth Arts Festival, this portable toilet has had a glam makeover – making it an intriguing mirrored room which was used for performances.
Burning Man Festival, Nevada Desert
These are the portable toilets at Burning Man Festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the faces are made out of paper mache. Due to the location of the festival, they are some of the most isolated toilets in the world.
Don’t Miss A Sec
Monica Bonvicini’s one way glass mirrored toilet is an art installation which was located on the old parade ground at the former Royal Army Medical College – the site once housed Millbank Penitentiary, where prisoners were held before being transported to Australia. The toilets feature one way mirrored glass and it is impossible to see into the toilet but the person inside can see passers-by. The toilets were free to use and intended to make the user ‘question their environment’. Are you brave enough?
Banksy’s ‘Bog Henge’
Banksy’s ‘Bog Henge’ creates a replica of the ancient monument Stone Henge and was placed in Glastonbury as a tribute to Summer Solstice on June 21, the first day of the festival that year.
The installation was then taken to Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery as an installation for the “Banksy versus Bristol Museum” exhibition. The exhibition consisted of more than 100 pieces of Banksy’s art, replacing what was originally there, and lasted for three weeks.
Andreas Slominski’s ‘Das Ü des Türhüters’ (The O of the Door)
This amazing exhibition was held in 2016 in Hall for Contemporary Art, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg. The exhibition was intended to symbolise the ongoing development of our cities. The exhibition features over 100 portable toilets, of which some have been mutilated into independent pieces of art. We love how his unique style has made these portable toilets look completely unrecognisable!
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