New South Wales

Free community event celebrates National Recycling Week

Lismore City Council is inviting families to a free twilight community event with activities, food, art and fun for all ages on Friday, 24 November 2017 to celebrate National Recycling Week.

The free event will run from 5pm to 7.30pm at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre, which will come alive with twilight activities for the whole family. These include:

  • Waste to Art showcase of works from community workshops
  • Waste Wise Schools Sculpture and People’s Choice competition
  • Twilight walks through the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens
  • Invisible water art and live graffiti demonstrations
  • Unveiling of the Real Artworks Overtopping installation
  • Beeswax wrap workshops with North East Waste – make one to take home!
  • Bag pocket art with the local Boomerang Bags group
  • Garbage truck bin lifting for kids
  • Bike refurb activities
  • Live music
  • Giant organics/recycling board games
  • Seedlings for the kids to pot and take home
  • Gold coin donation BBQ by Lismore City Rotary

Families from near and far are encouraged to come along, get creative, see some inspiring artworks and learn more about waste and recycling.

“We have decided to hold this event in the evening as it will be cooler and the facility will be closed to waste disposal, so there will be plenty of easy parking,” Council’s Business Development Coordinator Danielle Hanigan said.

“There will be art from our Waste to Art workshops on display as well as the very popular Schools Waste Wise Challenge sculpture exhibition. Local primary schools have all made sculptures from recycled materials throughout the year and the results are phenomenal. People will be asked to vote in the People’s Choice Award and help decide the winning school.

“There will be heaps for kids and adults to do, and it’s all free, so bring the whole family.”

People can also take part in the final Waste to Art free community workshop on Thursday and Friday, 23-24 November 2017.

The Waste to Art workshops are a partnership between Lismore City Council and Real Artworks to offer the community an opportunity to get creative with recycled and reused products.

The final workshop is called Recreate, Revive & Recover – New life for old things! and people are invited to come along, choose from a treasure trove of discarded objects and give them new life with a painted design.

The workshop runs from 9am to 12pm each day and a session will also be held during the community event for anyone who would like to get in touch with their inner artist.

These sessions will be led by Lismore-based graphic designer, printmaker and visual artist Joanna Kambourian, who is well known for her artwork under the creative pseudonym Ms Browns Lounge.

Source: Lismore City Council

Featured Image: Inviting people to join them for a free community event on 24 November 2017 are Real Artworks Project Manager Sunita Bala (left) with artists Joanna Kambourian, Justin ‘Julla’ Livingston and Matt Daymond.

Image courtesy of Lismore City Council