Trash into treasure: Scarborough

Jacquie Carlton and Jessy Allen, from Art Space Collective, and Katie and Erica Mathiesen, from Feed Box Market. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         d444336
Jacquie Carlton and Jessy Allen, from Art Space Collective, and Katie and Erica Mathiesen, from Feed Box Market. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d444336

TRASH will be turned into treasure with a new collaboration between the Art Space Collective and Feed Box Market in Scarborough.

The collective will run a series of sustainability art and craft workshops to cater for the whole community.

Art Space Collective founder and artistic director Marite Norris said art presented a great opportunity to contribute to community sustainability by turning household items into something creative and useful.

Ms Norris said the workshops were based on the new recycling system in the City of Stirling.

“Sustainability doesn’t have to be all about recycling and putting things in the right bin,” Ms Norris said.

“Art can provide a creative outlet and is a great opportunity to re-use items to create something new and visually inspiring.”

The Art Space Collective is a community art space and hub that aims to bring together artists and provide a space for exhibitions and shared work studios.

Locally run Feed Box Market will work with the Art Space Collective to run the workshops for adults and kids from October through to May.

Market founder Katie Mathiesen said the collaboration with the Art Space Collective was about building a sense of community. “This project allows the community to be involved at whatever level they are comfortable with,” Ms Mathiesen said.

“Some people are hands-on and love to be creative, so they can take part in the workshops, whereas there are some people who would just like to be able to donate their recycled bits and pieces.

“The project encourages and inspires the community to see recycling and sustainability in a creative way, while also helping the environment.”

Ms Mathiesen said she knew the Art Space Collective would be a perfect fit with Feed Box Market to run the workshops.

“We wanted to collaborate with another community-focused business who we knew were equally passionate about bringing the community together through creativity.”

The group is accepting donations of jars, tins, socks and children’s books to use in the workshops at the Art Space Collective, 80A Scarborough Beach Road, until November 27.

The Feed Box Market is held on the lower grass area of the Scarborough Esplanade from 9am to 1pm every Saturday from October to May.

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