Re­cy­cling mes­sage in expo of sculp­tures

Midwest Times - - THE EDGE -

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.carnar­ or via the Facebook page, “Carnar­von Li­brary and Gallery”.

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