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World Toilet Day 2014 is today

If you’re in Sydney between Wednesday and Friday this week, 25 Sydney-based artists will be exhibiting their porcelain masterpieces at Circular Quay to raise awareness for World Toilet Day.

Among a number of toilet-inspired artworks, there will be a pyramid of toilet paper as well as the opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of sanitation with a number of experts.

As we move closer to Christmas, it’s the time that most of us will start to stress about getting presents sorted, organising the food, cleaning the house and making sure there’s enough of just about everything for the guests.

When you’re picking up the toilet paper during the next big shop, spare a thought for the estimated 1 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to a toilet. World Toilet Day was first recognised by the UN in 2013 and aims to build awareness for the 2.5 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to improved sanitation.

So, if you’re about between Wednesday, 19 November and Friday, 21 November, be sure to get off the pot and make your way down to the harbour to show your support. Come and see what the World Toilet Day exhibition has in store—with so many Australian artists involved, it bound to be chock-a-block full of toilet humour.

World Toilet Day – Loos. Life. Art. Will be held at Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney from 7:30am to 7:30pm. For more information, contact Engineers Without Borders Australia or see the website.

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