Art for the liv­ing room

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - To register and see more in­for­ma­tion go to garage­sale­

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.

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