Art From Trash

Presented by Resource Work Cooperative

Art From Trash

Presented by Resource Work Cooperative

Presented by Resource Work Cooperative

20 – 28 July 2024 | 10am-5pm

Opening event: 19 July, 6pm

Waste transformed, like phoenixes from the trash pile!

Art from Trash is returning in 2024, showcasing creative works made with salvaged and repurposed materials. The exhibition is set to open on 20th of July 2024 at the Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre.

Hosted By Resource Work Cooperative (aka The South Hobart Tip Shop), the exhibition will feature a diverse collection of artwork created by local artists, community groups and students who have repurposed discarded materials into beautiful, unique and thought-provoking pieces.

The aim of Art from Trash is to raise awareness about the importance of reuse and to showcase the boundless potential of discarded materials. By encouraging artists to use their creativity and imagination to transform trash into art, the exhibition hopes to inspire visitors to think about their own impact on the environment and to consider ways they can reduce or reuse waste.

As an open community exhibition, we are so proud to be able to support all peoples in exploring their creative side, with many emerging artists having gone on to make incredible careers transforming waste into art.

Visitors to Art from Trash can expect to see a wide range of artwork, including sculptures, paintings, and textiles, all crafted from materials that would otherwise have ended up in a landfill. The exhibition will feature works from both established and emerging artists, community groups, and students demonstrating the breadth of talent in the local and statewide community.