Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival, October 2017. Image: Melanie De Ruyter.

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Trashy art

It seems Tasmania’s famous creativity knows no bounds. And that includes making stunning art from recycled rubbish! A striking stag’s head created with old spanners, springs and screws rummaged from farm sheds and tips was a star attraction at this year’s Art from Trash Awards. The sculpture by Matthew Sloane was voted People’s Choice at the annual Hobart event, which has been running since 1993. Organised by the Resource Work Cooperative, this year’s award attracted more than 100 works of art made from rejected and recycled materials. It also recently drew thousands of curious onlookers down to Salamanca’s Long Gallery where an exhibition of the recycled art proved that one person’s trash really is another’s treasure.

26 May 2019, Edition 205

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