Recycling message in expo of sculptures
The community art space in the Carnarvon Library recently hosted an exhibition of sculptures by Perth artist Neil Elliott.
Shire president Karl Brandenburg said the exhibition promoted a strong recycling message, with many of the materials coming from roadside collections and rubbish tips.
“Reflecting on simpler times when nothing was thrown away and everything was built to last, the repurposing theme of the artwork resonated with the guests, who enjoyed some reflective time,” he said.
The exhibition is touring WA courtesy of the WA Government agency Art on the Move.
During the Carnarvon leg of the tour, Mr Brandenburg said it attracted visitors from as far afield as Germany, Belgium and Korea.
It also hosted more than 100 students from St Mary’s Star of the Sea, Carnarvon Community College and Central TAFE, who participated in workshop-style floor talks led by the artist.
“Making art of this high calibre accessible to our community is only made possible through the ongoing partnership the Shire has forged with Art on the Move,” Mr Brandenburg said.
The exhibition left Carnarvon this week for Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre.
More information about Carnarvon Library’s schedule of upcoming exhibitions is available at https://library.carnarvon.wa.gov.au or via the Facebook page, “Carnarvon Library and Gallery”.