Art Trail

A collection of nine 3D koalas each designed by a different Bright Young Things member, all housed in independent shops around York. Crafted help raise awareness of the on going work the Koala Crisis have after the devastating Australian bush fires.

9 Artists

3D Paper Sculpture

9 Locations

Just Smile Designs


My commodification koala was inspired by barcodes.

‘Pop culture, advertisements, mainstream, and capital. These are all aspects of commodification—the act of taking something’s original form and commercialising it, turning it into an object of trade and capital. Commodification is socially constructed and involves businesses taking things such as identity and language and turning aspects of them into a service or good. Commodification plays a large role in how society views subcultures and deviance. ‘

©Laura Robertson

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