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TRASH ART: The Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition

The Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition is now on show until 10 December 2021.

This year’s exhibition features 60 artworks created by community members, artists, schools, and preschool groups using objects that would otherwise end up in landfills or in our waterways.

The art exhibition is on display at Lake Mac Libraries branches in Charlestown, Swansea and Toronto.

Secretary of the Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Steve Dewar said it’s a good reminder to practice the ‘5 Rs’ of waste minimisation – rethink, reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle.

“The exhibition gives us some pause to think about the items that are all around us, what they are made from and their purpose. It highlights the value of those materials that would otherwise end up in landfills or littering our landscapes and waterways,” Mr Dewar said.

“Even aside from the important waste message, the artworks are just so creative and clever. It’s wonderful to see how our artists have transformed ‘rubbish’ into beautiful, fun and functional pieces. The works have been created by preschool groups right through to professional artists. It’s lovely to see the breadth of community creativity.”

Organisers hope that the Waste to Art exhibition encourages people to reflect on the waste in their lives, and consider what they can do to transition to a more sustainable future.

Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition 2021

  • Launchpad@Charlestown, Cnr Smith and Ridley Streets, Charlestown
  • Launchpad@Swansea, Swansea Centre, 228 Pacific Highway, Swansea
  • Launchpad@Toronto, Cnr Pemell Street and Brighton Avenue, Toronto

Visit library.lakemac.com.au for branch opening times, and current covid restrictions.