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"Junk Love: 25th Birthday Celebrations Exhibition"
2001-11-13 until 2001-11-24
As part of their 25th Birthday Celebrations Australias first Re-use Centre, Reverse Garbage, is running Junk Love, a re-use art and design competition. It was created to provide an opportunity for artists and designers working with re-used materials to showcase their work; and to promote awareness of waste avoidance and re-use issues.
Reverse Garbages General Manager Heidi Freeman says Wed like to show everyone the amazing things our customers create. Some of our customers are working at the cutting edge of contemporary art and design, and wed like to see that acknowledged in the broader community. Weve also put a lot of work into partnerships with industry, and so would like to demonstrate how this generation of designers is engaging with issues of sustainability.
This exhibition of finalists offers positive and playful solutions to questions of resource re-use and sustainability; and provides a space for the creation of powerful visions from emerging and established professional and community artists and designers.
Junk Love offers two major prizes of $500 each, for Art and Design, and Sustainable Design presented by Reverse Garbage in conjunction with major sponsors Visy Re-cycling and WorkVentures, as well as a host of smaller prizes in a number of categories including visual art, furniture, toys, and kids creations.