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Recycling waste into works of art
12:33pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Entertainments
By Joe Riddle
SUSTAINABLE design is the theme for the 2012 open exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre.
Visitors can expect to find some fascinating and unusual exhibits based on discarded materials, which is the central idea and inspiration for the event.
Among the 18 pieces on display is parquet flooring made from old books, sculptures made from plastic, furniture from recycled materials and the intriguing Living Brick Wall.
Visual arts manager Karen McDonald said: “We have ended up with a lot of works that are on the borderline between design and fine art.
“Some of them are quite large and I’m sure people will love their scale and colour.
“I hope visitors will also enjoy the playful, interactive elements of the exhibition.
“Hopefully it will make people think about the life-cycle of everyday objects once they have finished with them, as well as the idea of making things themselves rather than going out and buying them.”
Previous themes for the open exhibition have been drawing, crafts and animation.
The exhibition opened yesterday and runs until December 16 between 10am and 3pm.
Members of the public will be asked to nominate their favourite exhibit and can either vote in person or online.
For more information visit salisburyartscentre.co.uk.