TREASURES lost to the depths of garages across the country will be brought back into the light as part of a massive sustainability initiative, with a Leeming resident taking the opportunity to put a range of interesting items up for sale.
The annual two-day Garage Sale Trail will be held on the October 21-22 weekend, with more than 350,000 Australians expected to be involved in the push to reuse, celebrate creativity and bring together communities.
Local artist Asta Lander said she was excited to open up her garage as part of the event.
“I’m into reuse in a big way and upcycling is one of my greatest joys,” she said.
“I don’t like to see resources wasted.
“I like giving things new life.
“It is a fabulous opportunity to extend my exhibitions and offer my art again, as well as an excuse to produce some affordable little pieces just for the sale.”
For sale at Ms Lander’s stall will be portraits from a series featuring famous people and the animals they are connected to – think John Lennon with a beetle – sketches on old cardboard and limited edition zines.
She will have toy monkeys upcycled with pompoms and jewellery, with part proceeds from sales going to the Ban Primate Experiments campaign.
Also among the assortment will be a range of handmade toys, with money from sales to be donated to non-profit organisation Lentera Surakarta, which provide protection to children orphaned by AIDS in Indonesia.
More than two million items are expected to be listed for sale across the country.
To register or for information visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au.
You can email Ms Lander directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Instagram at asta_lander.