Friday, June 3, 2011

Call to artists using recycled materials

Garbage = Art?
Yes? Read on!

This is a call out to Sunshine Coast artists who use reclaimed material in their artwork including but not limited to:

o Wood waste product
o Auto sector/tires
o Reclaimed clothing
o House- hold items/items that ends up in
o the recycling bin/plastics
o Industrial waste (non-toxic)
o Furniture
o Garden Plants
o Plastics

The SCRD is hosting an information session to raise awareness about the solid waste reduction strategies proposed in their draft Zero Waste Management Plan. This information session will engage the public to provide feedback on these proposed strategies.

This 3-day event will ask: How can zero solid waste become a reality? How can we use art to demonstrate the value of what we traditionally view as “waste” as resources with potential value?

Sessions will take place from 3:30pm – 8pm. The SCRD will be putting up information boards for public display and engagement.

June 20th - Gibsons Community Centre
June 21st – Sechelt Band Hall
June 22nd – Pender Harbor Community Centre

Working with deer crossing the art farm, the SCRD hopes to provide a creative, engaging and thoughtful environment that will motivate the public to interact with SCRD facilitators and leave their ideas about the questions asked, including: how do we change the perception of waste reduction from the ground level?

If you have a piece of art you would like to include in a display at this 3 day event please contact Sandy Buck at or 604-886-0975

The artists who submit work will have their pieces displayed to the public along with publication in the local media. Transactions cannot happen during the display hours but any enquiries about art purchases will be communicated directly to the artist.

1 comment:

  1. if artists find these materials at Gibsons Recycling Depot could you please acknowledge this with your presentation