Furniture salvage workshop takes a seat in Woolloongabba

July 6, 2017 by  

As part of Brisbane City Council’s 2017 Recycling Art Competition, residents of Woolloongabba can learn how to restore and reupholster an old chair in an effort to eliminate waste.

The workshop, entitled ‘Salvage Saturday: Restore your own stool or chair!’ will be held by the Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd at its warehouse in Woolloongabba.

Reverse Garbage is a nonprofit collective that concentrates on environmental issues, and on reusing objects that would otherwise end up in landfill. It provides workshops on how to recycle and reuse. Saturday’s workshop is one of many with a similar theme, and others cover aspects such as health and safety, as well as creative costumes and fantasy insects made from industrial waste.

Reverse Garbage can tailor-make workshops for various age groups, from preschool groups to teambuilding corporate events for adults. These can be in school holidays, at festivals or for specific organisations. Local printing companies are able to arrange flyers to advertise events like this, as well as offer take-home brochures and promotional products.

‘Salvage Saturday’ will take place at 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba, this Saturday, July 8, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Attendees can bring their own chair, or purchase one at the warehouse, where there will be reusable materials and off-cuts. The workshop is free, and would suit anyone over the age of 13. Places must be booked through Eventbrite.