Re­cy­cled art by Childers artists

From trash to trea­sure for artists

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

THE an­nual event for Childers Vis­ual Art Group had many guests con­cerned and cu­ri­ous with their lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion made from 100 per cent re­cy­cled items.

First thoughts of smelly garbage flooded the minds of many guests as they waited pa­tiently for the door to the gallery to be opened.

Guests min­gled with artists dis­cussing the topic of re­cy­cling and turn­ing it into some­thing new.

Wel­com­ing the artists to Gin Gin was Joanne Wright, the di­rec­tor of the Court­house gallery.

Mrs Wright said each year the art ex­hi­bi­tion is ex­cit­ing and she never knows what to ex­pect.

Guest speaker and pres­i­dent of the Childers Vis­ual Art Group Mar­sha John­son said the topic of re­cy­cling was dif­fi­cult in the be­gin­ning.

“The group formed 15 years ago by artist Alice McLaugh­lin and in this time the group has grown,” Ms John­son said.

Founder of the group Alice McLaugh­lin said it was dif­fi­cult to get the artists on board with the idea of us­ing re­cy­cled items.

“I am re­ally pleased with the ex­hi­bi­tion and the num­ber of peo­ple at the open­ing,” she said.

“We will be host­ing a workshop in Mil­len­nium Park this Satur­day, part of the Childers Fes­ti­val and we are en­cour­ag­ing the lo­cals to come along,”

The Childers Vis­ual Art Group use a va­ri­ety of tech­nique and skills to pro­duce their art.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON / BIT230716ARTS02

OPEN­ING: Childers Vis­ual Arts Group at their an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion in Gin Gin.

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