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Artist Robyn Woolston installs rubbish bales in Walker Art Gallery

Strangers In A Strange Land at the Walker Art Gallery
Image caption The bales are organised in a grid to reflect the pattern of the ceiling in the gallery

An artist has placed nine large bales of rubbish among the classical paintings at a Liverpool gallery.

The 1m (3.2ft) bales, part of Robyn Woolston's Strangers In A Strange Land, are made of around three tonnes of discarded plastic packaging.

The artist said she wanted people to consider "what it is they are leaving behind".

Ms Woolston was given the chance to exhibit after winning the Liverpool Art Prize.

She was also won £2,000 when awarded the prize in February last year.

Image caption Robyn Woolston was given the chance to exhibit after winning the Liverpool Art Prize

The Liverpool-based artist said the bales had been placed to reflect the grid of the gallery's ceiling and were intended to make viewers consider both the waste they produce and the "waste they become" when they die.

"By existing, we create waste and at the same time, we are heading to our end point," she said.

"So I'm asking people to consider both aspects and what it is they are leaving behind."

Strangers In A Strange Land is on show in the gallery until 23 June.

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