Now in its 20th year, National Recycling Week is a Planet Ark initiative – bringing a focus to the importance of recycling.
With events happening in schools, workplaces and communities around Australia, National Recycling Week is about promoting recycling initiatives, and giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly.
Recycled Art Workshops at Greenwood
During the week of Monday 9th – Friday 13th November, we will be running art workshops across all Greenwood Centres with renowned artist Marina DeBris.
Marina is an artist who makes art from materials that she has found washed up on the beach, to draw a focus towards the pollution of our oceans.
Her work has been exhibited around the world, and currently her ‘Trashion Designs’ (clothing made entirely from rubbish) is being displayed at Sculptures By the Sea.
On the workshop day, children at Greenwood will be making hanging mobile sculptures out of washed up and recycled materials. These mobile sculptural artworks will then be displayed at the Centre for our families to admire.
Workshop Dates & Times
- Rose Bay: Monday 9th Nov at 2.30pm
- Concord: Tues 10th Nov at 9.30am
- Macquarie Park: Tues 10th Nov at 2.30pm
- Brookvale: Thurs 12th Nov at 9.30am
We will be posting a notice on LEAF, inviting children to bring in washed up and recycled items from home. These items will then get turned into sculptures on the workshop day.
Find Out More
Visit Planet Ark to find out more about National Recycling Week, and to find out how you can get involved.
You can also learn more about Marina at her website: Washed Up.