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RETHINK EXHIBITION          

“What is rubbish”

Rethink is an exhibition featuring recycled, repurposed and reimagined objects. The transformation of discarded or otherwise useless everyday objects into impactful artworks of value.

Junkies Magazine and Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group are the proud organisers of this fantastic event.

 

FEATURES INCLUDE

  • Fashioned art parade
  • Informative speakers
  • Workshops
  • Art Exhibition

TICKETS: This event is FREE

LOCATION: Trades Hall in Ballarat Victoria At 12 Camp Street Ballarat.

DATE: Opening is Friday the 17th of November featuring a Fashioned Art Parade highlighting artists who have made wearable fashion pieces from reclaimed junk and waste objects.

Official opening is at 6pm with opening speeches and the parade at 7pm.

The exhibition will run over the weekend of the 18th and 19th of November.

Opening times are: 10.30 to 4.30 with guest speakers throughout the day and workshops focused on recycling and reusing of waste.

 

Programme

Friday 17th

Launch of Exhibition with opening speakers and a Fashioned Art Parade highlighting artists who have created wearable fashion pieces from reclaimed junk and waste objects.

Enjoy a drink and explore the exhibition. All of the artists featured in the parade will give a brief talk about how they created their garment and the materials used.

The winners of the SmArt (Sustainably made art from recycled trash) contest held by the City of Ballarat will be on display and their prizes awarded on the evening.

 

Saturday 18th

Speakers’ Programme

11.00 Gary Holding from Munash Fertilisers 

Discovering a wholistic approach to soil remineralisation.

 

11.30 Steve Burns from The Hidden Orchard

Reclaiming the abundance of the suburbs!

The Hidden Orchard is a great practical project of the Ballarat Permaculture Guild. We harvest neglected or forgotten backyard fruit trees. Harvested fruit is shared between the landowner, pickers and charity, with lots being given away through Food is Free Laneway, Second Bite and local Salvation Army outlets. Our suburbs are full of fruit trees which are often too much for old or busy owners to look after. Instead of the fruit going to waste, we harvest it and share the joy! The abundant fruit is eaten fresh, but also converted into cider, pastes, jams and other yummy preserves. Volunteer pickers take a share of the fruit but also share in the fun social times of picking and preserving together. 

 

12.00 Scott and Amanda from Backyard Bees 

Bee-centric: Urban Beekeeping in Ballarat

Local beekeepers Amanda Collins and Scott Denno will talk about their experiences meeting backyard beekeepers from across the city as part of their small business Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat and what ignited their shared passion for beekeeping. Amanda and Scott will share tips on urban beekeeping and creating a bee-friendly garden.

 

1.00 Costa Georgiadis (feature guest speaker)

Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis is a not only an expert gardener and landscaper, he is also passionate about the environment and sustainability. Costa’s energy and enthusiasm for sustainable practices and lifestyles is both infectious and enlightening.

 

2.00 La Vergne Lehmann from Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group

Working with the 4 R’s – Rethinking, Reducing, Reusing & Recycling – and more

The ABC’s War on Waste shone a light on how we deal with waste…or should we say resources. It showed us that we need to Rethink our waste. Find out how we can reduce the waste we produce through consumption, change our perception of waste and see how it can be reused and recycled.

 

Saturday 18th

Workshop Programme

Please note: Bookings are essential for workshop participation. Please contact the convenor of the workshop via the emails given below.

Workshops will take place in the conference room, downstairs.

 

2.30 Paul Lehmann from Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group

Creativity from e-waste

With a ban on e-waste going to landfill in the middle of 2018, come and learn about some of the creations that can be made from your old computers and other e-waste. 

For bookings please email lavergne.lehmann@gcwwrrg.vic.gov.au

 

Sunday 19th

Speakers’ programme

11.00 La Vergne Lehmann from Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group

Love Food Hate Waste

The kitchen is the most wasteful room in our home…but it does not have to be! Find out how we can store our food to make it last longer, discover new uses for waste products like coffee grounds or regrow some vegetables for seed, create meals out of leftovers and save ourselves up to $2000 a year. 

 

12.00 Bianca from The wardrobe Green (Sustainable shopping tours)

The lifecycle of a T-Shirt

Ever wondered about the impact one T-shirt has on our environment? Well, Bianca from The Wardrobe Green has, and she will be discussing this very topic and what we can do to lessen the blow. Hear her tips and tricks on shopping Preloved and how to get the most out of the clothes you already own. 

 

1.00 Stacey from the Healthy Hub Wellness centre (Director, Naturopath and Remedial Therapist)

Textile and Plastic waste

The textile and plastic industries are two major players contributing to the pollution of our planet. Stacey-Lea Gibson, naturopath and director of the Healthy Hub Ballarat, will discuss how we can take simple steps to reduce the impact clothing and plastic have on our planet.

 

Sunday 19th

Workshop Programme

2.30 Minimising Christmas Waste

Join Stacey from The Healthy Hub and Bianca from The Wardrobe Green as they explore ways to minimise the waste produced during the festive season. Learn how to use newspaper to create the most beautiful and unique wrapping for your Christmas gifts.

Bookings are essential; please email thewardrobegreen@outlook.com to book your place.

 

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This event is proudly sponsored by Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group, Munash Fertilisers, Yealands Wines and Junkies Magazine.

We would like to thank our informative speakers, workshop hosts, opening speakers and guests. Most of all we would like to thank the talented artists featured in the exhibition for allowing us to show how creative one can be with "rubbish".

We would also like to acknowledge our custodial ancestors, the Wathaurong people.

This event will be an annual event held in National Recycling Week .

 

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