Waste products used to create artwork

October 6, 2016 by  

An opening exhibition of artworks created from disposable items will be shown at the Wooloongabba Warehouse, close to Fortitude Valley, later this month.

Elemental Brisbane encourages artists to create works of art using products that would normally be considered waste. Four components to be used are wood, paper, fibre and metal. Contributing artists will describe how they collected their chosen elements, and their works will be available for sale.

Food and drink, musical entertainment provided by the Jesse Morris Band, and other activities will be presented. This will be followed by a week of workshops where visitors are encouraged to fashion their own masterpieces from similar waste products, and will culminate in a marble run, created from objects in the Reverse Garbage Queensland warehouse. Families will be encouraged to enter their own teams in this challenge.

Reverse Garbage Queensland has been involved with reusing waste materials collected from businesses and turning them into pieces of art for the past 18 years, with an annual exhibition of the results. Just some examples of these pieces of art may include jewellery, clothing, or leather work.

It is expected that banner and poster printing, marketing services and flyers will be use to promote the exhibition, which will begin on Saturday October 15 at 6:00 pm at the Reverse Garbage Queensland Warehouse, 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba, and the concluding marble run will take place on Saturday, October 22.