The Rescued Rubbish Art Project was held in Geraldton WA
Sept 12-18, 2011
The Rescued Rubbish Art Project presented four days of combined artist and community workshops, followed by a weekend exhibition, which allowed Geraldton folk the opportunity to rescue something that would have been discarded and give it new life.
Participants brought in broken old treasures and junk, and were assisted by practising artists to repair, re-purpose and recycle.
Rose Holdaway with assistance from Geraldton artist Gemma Allen, Perth artist Bronwyn Constance and Kalbarri artist Annette Matthews, along with technician extraordinaire Pete Berryman, shared skills to help participants create a unique piece of art to treasure.
Participants found that anything repaired or re-purposed became one of a kind and original!
Participants brought their junk and an open mind and the rewards were spectacular! Check out the photos to follow!
A big thanks to Vinnies, the Salvos, Good Sammies and Midwest Disaster Relief for their support of the project.
The Rescued Rubbish Art Project was provided by the City of Greater Geraldton as part of ‘Geraldton Welcomes You 2011’, in conjunction with the Big Sky Writers Festival, Open Your Eyes Country Arts Conference and the Big Ideas Festival.