Art for the living room
ARTIST Paul Ryan loves nothing more than working with materials destined for the rubbish dump.
For his portrait of Noah Taylor, a finalist in this year’s Archibald Prize, he painted the actor over old artworks and found objects such as old ping pong paddles – just the kind of thing you’d find at a garage sale.
Ryan again turned to discarded materials to create a portrait of Barry Du Bois, an ambassador of this year’s Garage Sale Trail.
Ryan found an old framed print and painted the presenter of Ten’s The Living Room on top with oil paints.
“For me, painting on discarded objects is a fun and playful way to make artwork,” Ryan said.
More than 400,000 Australians are expected to hit the streets for the fifth annual Garage Sale Trail on October 24. For the first time since it was founded in 2010, the event will be held in every state and territory.
Registrations are now open and sellers who register before Friday, September 25 will receive a free promotional pack.
“It makes sense to reuse and recycle our resources,” Ryan said.