Load of old rubbish gets turned around

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An art ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing sculp­tures made from rubbish in­vites view­ers to con­sider how much they throw away.

Sculp­tor Jay Hol­lows’ ex­hi­bi­tion Trash Art is on dis­play at Cos­set cafe on New North Rd un­til March 9.

He has mostly used pack­ag­ing from house­hold prod­ucts to cre­ate his art.

‘‘The sculp­tures mimic or­na­ments you might buy at a nick-nack shop,’’ he says.

‘‘It goes back to my fas­ci­na­tion with or­na­men­tal ob­jects and how they don’t re­ally do much. You just put them on the shelf and they sit there.

‘‘And I’m in­ter­ested in how much stuff we just throw away.

‘‘It’s just mar­ry­ing the ideas. I thought why not make or­na­ments out of things we would just throw away?’’

The Mt Al­bert res­i­dent re­cently grad­u­ated from the Elam School of Fine Arts and likes to do things a lit­tle dif­fer­ently.

For his grad­u­a­tion ex­hi­bi­tion last year he had 200 vinyl mu­sic records cre­ated. They fea­ture the sound of the crack­ling noise the records from his own collection make when they are played.

‘‘The crack­ling sound on a record is on the ob­ject, it’s not on the record­ing,’’ he says.

‘‘It makes unique.’’

He has also re­cently had work at the Ge­orge Fraser Gallery be­side Al­bert Park as part of the Lan­tern Fes­ti­val.



The artist: Jay Hol­lows’ ex­hi­bi­tion Trash Art is show­ing at Cos­set Cafe.

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