Waste to Art free community workshops

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Lismore City Council has joined with Real Artworks to present Waste to Art – a series of quirky community workshops where you will create exciting artworks from reused and recycled materials.

These workshops will combine imagination, art-making, play and waste awareness, and allow you to get in touch with your creative side.

Choose from any of the upcoming workshops and immerse yourself in a world where rubbish doesn’t go to landfill – it is repurposed to create beautiful and entrancing art pieces.

Learn new skills, have fun and take home your own piece of art. Workshops are suitable for all ages but bookings are essential. Phone Sunita at Real Artworks on 0428 076 703 or email sunita@realartworks.org.

The workshops will be followed by a Community Open Day to showcase artworks. This will also include a recycled market, tours of the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and more on Sunday, 3 December from 9am until midday.

For more information, visit www.realartworks.org.


Welcome to the (Graffiti) Jungle!

Thursday and Saturday, 28 and 30 September, 9am-12pm

Join one of the Far North Coast's finest street artist, Justin ‘Julla’ Livingston, to transform your stories into graffiti and street art. Help give the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre shipping container studios a new lease of life and create your own canvas to take home.

Julla is a mural and street artist working extensively with the local community, businesses and public art projects to produce and execute public art, murals and street art in both urban/regional locations, community projects and private residences.

As an arts facilitator, he teaches workshops to a broad sector of the community including supporting people with disabilities to facilitate their access to creativity and art making.


Junk Pile Puppetry!

Wednesday and Thursday, 4-5 October, 9am-12pm

Join award-winning Krinkl Theatre to make amazing puppets out of nothing but rubbish!

“Puppets begin with a breath,” Krinkl Theatre’s artistic director Lara Cruikshank said. “Puppets are made and come alive as they breathe, move and dance with you.”

Lara will take you on an animated journey with puppets made from a variety of found objects and help you meld these objects together to make unique puppets.

There is also a special opportunity for aspiring puppet makers as Lara is looking for a small crew to be part of a public performance at the Artstate Conference in November.

Lara Cruikshank is one half of the multi award-winning Krinkl Theatre. Krinkl Theatre crinkle wrap and stickytape discarded objects to create delightful visual images and puppets. They have an established reputation in the region and keep their audience on a knife’s edge between the fantasy of animated and the reality of rubbish.


The Overtopping – Community Sculpture from Waste

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 19-21 October, 9am-3pm

Have you got a flood item that can be welded to create a larger community sculpture? Contribute your piece for renowned sculptor Keith Cameron, who will use discarded waste to create a commemorative sculpture that celebrates community resilience and the journey through flood recovery.

Keith has successfully exhibited his work throughout Australia and has an outdoor sculpture park, which includes a constructed 500-seat amphitheater, at Tabulam where he displays his large sculptural pieces. He will be joined by artists Zeb Schulz and Matthew Daymond.


Recreate, Revive & Recover – New life for old things!

Thursday and Friday, 23-24 November, 9am-12pm

Give something new life by painting second-hand ephemera, bits of wood, old spray cans and anything that has been flood damaged (but isn’t stinky or poses a health risk!)

There will be a treasure trove of discarded and otherwise un-useable objects available (or bring your own) for artists and participants to paint their own design or imagery based on the project theme. The theme seeks to reflect and respond to the positivity and resilience that our community has continued to embody throughout the flood and recovery effort.

The workshop will be led by Lismore based graphic designer, printmaker and visual artist Joanna Kambourian. She is known for her individual and shared practice under the creative pseudonym Ms Browns Lounge.

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