Watch waste come to life at new art exhibition

Date posted: 12 October 2018

Sustainable Neighbourhoods is challenging the way we look at waste with the 2018 Waste to Art exhibition.

The inaugural Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art exhibition, opening at the SEEN@Swansea exhibition space on Saturday 13 October, presents more than 30 works exploring ideas about waste, litter and over-consumption. School groups, individuals and community artists will be displaying their creative masterpieces, including thought-provoking images, beautifully crafted functional items and fun wearable pieces.

Acting Manager Sustainability Chris Harle said waste and plastic pollution has an enormous impact on the local and global environment.

“The works prompt us to explore local waste issues, consider how we might be contributing to the problem, and what we can do to move to a more sustainable future.”

“Our community is keen to understand these issues further and learn more about practical actions they can take to reduce their environmental impact,” Ms Harle said.

The Sustainable Neighbourhoods program empowers community members to act on local environmental, sustainability and community initiatives. Sustainable Neighbourhoods offers a range of practical waste minimisation activities such as the Lake Macquarie Repair Cafe, Eco Angel litter clean ups, car boot sales, Boomerang Bags sewing workshops and more.

To find out more about the Waste to Art exhibition, visit sustainableneighbourhoods.org.au /waste-to-art-2018.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 12 October 2018