Art competition inspires creative ideas for recycling

January 27, 2017 by  

The inspired talents of artists will be put to the test in the 2017 Recycling Art Competition.

Queensland artists from throughout the City of Brisbane, including Milton, are being urged to express interest in taking part in the competition by Monday, January 30.

A Council spokesman said the event is held to put the focus on the creative ways people can recycle and reuse household items, including furniture.

He said that when it comes to goods used in the home, there are many ideas for reusing the items rather than simply throwing them away.

The competition, he said, allows artists to explore the recycling potential in a creative and entertaining way.

The Recycling Art competition was initially introduced in 2012 as part of an initiative to raise awareness of Brisbane Council’s tip shops located at Geebung and Acacia Ridge.

The spokesman said the key role of the outlets, which are run by the local Endeavour Foundation, was to keep reusable items and furniture out of landfill.

The Recycling Art Competition 2017 will provide an opportunity for 10 artists to create appropriate works to match the theme, which will then be exhibited at one of Brisbane’s contemporary arts venues.

Signs will invite the public to vote for their favourite artworks, which will then be awarded first, second and third place and cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.