When:Saturday 19th October, 10am - 1pm
You too can help our environment by ‘Designing Out Waste’!
Looking for ideas on how you can play your part in the ‘War on Waste’?
Join recycling artist, Rachel Develin on Saturday 19th October for a FREE public workshop ‘Design Out Waste’ in association with ACT No Waste. You will get some tips and ideas on how you can turn your ‘Trash into Trashure’
In the lead up to National Recycling Week 11 – 17 November, Rachel will be constructing a sculpture of a ‘World of Waste’ for the garden at Tuggeranong Arts Centre, and the public are welcome to join in on the construction. Most of the materials used this workshop will be found in the recycling bin, the rubbish bin, op shops, and of course The Green Shed. Participants are welcome to bring along small items of waste to be incorporated into the sculpture.
With our world choking on its own waste, not only do we need to come up with ways to re-duce and re-cycle but we can contribute to the re-duction of waste by re-using, re-pairing, re-invigorating, re-inventing, re-imagining and re-designing what we throw out.
Saturday 19th October, 10am – 1pm at Tuggeranong Arts Centre. Bookings are essential for this workshop. Please book online via Trybooking.
Rachael will also run the Design Out Waste workshop in Farrer and Woden:
Saturday 5th October, 12pm – 3pm in Woden Town Square – drop in for this free workshop being held as part of Floriade in the Suburbs and the Woden Business Showcase. No bookings are required.
Sunday 20th October, 11 – 2pm in the Longeranong Street Park, Farrer – drop in workshop as part of the launch of the Farrer Nature Playground Launch. No bookings are required.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rachel Develin has studied at the Canberra School of Art and also majored in Art History at the ANU. Her career pursuits have encompassed a variety of creative activities including floristry, commercial display art, video production, sculpture and jewellery. Her artwork is mainly created from waste materials and comments on excessive consumerism and the resultant waste of a society, obsessed with commodities.
With excessive consumerism comes excessive packaging “ … you don’t really realise how much you consume until you collect.”
Rachel has exhibited, locally, nationally and internationally and has entered numerous art prizes; winning multiple awards. She has also exhibited her work at large public events including Floriade and the National Folk Festival.