Want tips on how to recycle more household
waste? Looking for creative advice on how to reuse materials?
Be inspired with Trash to Treasure, a
series of innovative exhibitions, workshops and talks to celebrate creative
It will launch on Friday 5 February by
Nottingham City Council and partners and will run at a series of venues in
Nottingham City Centre until the end of March.
Trash to Treasure is the brainchild of knowtrash
who have a unique collection of more than 4,000 contemporary recycled
artefacts from more than 30 countries. All the artwork and everyday objects
have been created from waste.
These collections will form five innovative
exhibitions which will also feature pieces made right here in Nottingham by
artists and students from several colleges.
Talks and family friendly workshops will run alongside the
exhibitions to provide people with advice and support on how to be more creative
with household waste and keep it out of the waste stream.
Some highlights of the exhibitions include:
Recycle Deluxe intu Broadmarsh A sensational exhibition showcasing stunning pieces by extraordinary designers from around the world who have a unique take on recycling and upcycling. Also featuring fabulous works by talented students right here in Nottingham.
Hands Together The Art of Social Enterprise at Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row An inspirational exhibition celebrating communities from around the world who provide a sustainable future for their families by turning trash into cash.
Radically Refashioned Lace Market Gallery, Stoney Street An exuberant exhibition of upcycled funky fashion and awesome accessories, showcasing works made by Central College Level 3, Year 1 Fashion & Textiles Students alongside treasures from the international knowtrash collection.
Resourceful Recyclers Playworks, Alfred Street North A photographic exhibition featuring resourceful makers worldwide who ingeniously upcycle scrap metal, waste paper, discarded tyres and bottles into practical or pretty products.
Mask Parade City Arts, Hockley An enticing display of vibrant masks from around the globe. The exhibition will explore how masks are made and the exuberant celebrations where traditional masks are worn.
Hidden Beauties insect installation made from recycled materials by Central College BTEC Level 1 Art & Design Student at The Wedge opposite the Tunnel Vision Digital Art Gallery at intu Broadmarsh.
Photography exhibition responding to recycling themes by Central College Level 3 Students in Extended Diploma in Photography in the Tunnel Vision Digital Art Gallery at intu Broadmarsh.
For more information and listings please visit: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/trashtotreasure