Giant cigarettes

This project was created by a Master of Arts student who wanted to support the RMIT smoke-free initiative. Their project was inspired by many factors, mainly the impact of smoking on the community and the environment.

As I stood outside my studio space smoking I started looking around the ground where I stood and noticed smoke butts around a tree, in the gutter, on the road, all around the space and beyond. I thought to myself the butts are really small within the wider environment, but how would I feel if they were a larger scale? Would I want to dispose of them everywhere? The smoke butts would be so large and alien so you couldn’t just leave them there! Maybe it’s time to make a statement for all to see how these smoke butts are invading our environment.

Gayle, Masters of Arts student, creator.


Giant cigarette-butt art installations on Casey Plaza lawn.