The Ecomeninas pay a visit to Malaga

One of the twenty colourful "meninas" in the exhibition.
One of the twenty colourful "meninas" in the exhibition. / FÉLIX PALACIOS
  • Twenty sculptures by Venezuelan artist Antonio Azzato and designed by local personalities will be displayed in Malaga city until 25 August

  • The Ecoembes organisation has created a 'street museum' of the fibre-glass figures to highlight the importance of recycling

A colourful group of Meninas (from the famous painting by Velázquez) have taken to the streets of Malaga to highlight a detail that makes them all special, they are made with recycled material. Ecomeninas Andalucía Gallery, a street exhibition, will be visiting each of the Andalusian cities until November. The figures, created by Venezuelan artist Antonio Azzato and decorated with designs by Andalusian personalities, will be on display in the streets of Malaga until August 25, coinciding with the city's fair.

Famous Andalusians, including dancer Rafael Amargo, designers Victorio y Lucchino and Vicky Martín Berrocal and singer Nuria Fergó, were each asked to design one to raise public awareness of the importance of recycling glass to combat climate change.

Ecomeninas Andalucía Gallery premiered in the city of Seville on 5 June, coinciding with World Environment Day. The street art gallery has already travelled through Huelva and Cadiz, with Malaga being the fourth stop on the Andalusian itinerary.

The sculptures are currently located at important points in Malaga city centre. On 13 August they will be moved to the Muelle Uno marina area ready for Malaga fair.

Ecovidrio has made an itinerary with the location of the meninas and an audioguide to each sculpture online (in Spanish).

The tour of Spain will finish in December when the Ecomeninas will be auctioned to raise funds for charities.