Recycled art by Childers artists
From trash to treasure for artists
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.
OPENING: Childers Visual Arts Group at their annual exhibition in Gin Gin.