Andy Hughes work explores the littoral zone and the politics of plastic pollution. A book called Dominant Wave Theory that includes essays by world-leading scientists marks this exploration. He has exhibited both in the UK and internationally, his works are in public and private collections including Arts Council Wales and the United States National Maritime Museum. Hughes was the first Artist in Residence at Tate Gallery St. Ives, his work has been featured in various broadcast and print media including the BBC, National Geographic and the Guardian Environment.
He was recently invited to Alaska on an expedition which explored the integration of science and art surrounding the issue of plastic pollution. A National Geographic film, exhibition, and book was produced, supported by a number of organisation including the NOAA, Smithsonian Institution and Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. A new monograph of Hughes’ photographs is in production along with critical material by a leading academic.