Sustainable Christmas arrives in City

Jodie Davidson and Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim
Jodie Davidson and Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim

FAMILIES will have the chance to create sustainable Christmas gifts and home decorations at a series of workshops in the City of Bayswater.

The City is holding free workshops aimed at teaching people how to reduce waste during the festive season.

Creative practitioner Jodie Davidson, who specialises in sustainable art, will be holding a Christmas wire sculptures and pallet workshops at Bayswater and Morley Library in December.

Davidson, of Sorrento, said she would be teaching people how to use leftoever wire to make bird sculptures and make signs with lettering from old timber pallets.

“It is just showing people rather than putting it into landfill, how you can divert it and make something useful and into sculptures,” she said.

“What happens is, when you start using the materials in a creative way, it changes your mindset.

“You start to become aware of how much stuff is thrown away.”

Jodie Davidson and Mayor Dan Bull. Picture: Kristie Lim

Mayor Dan Bull said there would also be five upcycled gift wrapping sessions for kids.

“The festive season is a time to focus on what really matters in our lives,” he said.

“We’re here to help our community do just that, without some of the financial and environmental stress that so often comes along with it.”

THE ESSENTIALS
What: Christmas wire sculptures workshop
When: December 10, 10am to noon
Where: Bayswater Library

What: Christmas pallet workshop
When: December 12, 10am to noon
Where: Morley Library

What: That’s a wrap! Upcycled gift wrapping
When: Daily from December 16 to December 20, 3.30pm to 5pm
Where: Morley Library

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