Waste to Art opening at SEEN@Swansea

A new community exhibition using recycled materials was launched on Friday evening at the SEEN@Swansea exhibition space.

Waste to Art, presented by Sustainable Neighbourhoods, encourages the community to think about their consumption habits and changes they can make in their lifestyle to reduce waste going to landfill.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s Acting Manager Sustainability, Chris Harle, said the exhibition features more than 30 creative works made from reused and recycled materials.

“It is hoped the exhibition will challenge the community to think about their attitudes and behaviours around the waste we generate daily,” said Mr Harle.

“This exhibition is a wonderful way to showcase examples of how waste and unwanted material can be turned into something artistic.”

School groups, individuals and community artists will be displaying their creative masterpieces, including thought-provoking images, beautifully crafted functional items and fun wearable pieces.

The exhibition will open to the public from today, Saturday, October 13.

To find out more about the Waste to Art exhibition, visit sustainableneighbourhoods.org.au/waste-to-art-2018.