Art for sustainable housing

landscape painting
Sue Tilley: Landscape (house paints on plasterboard)

Another local public service announcement:

Innovation 2 – Studio2 Exhibition 
Opening March 1 at 7pm
In a collaboration between Finlay Homes and Artcetera Studio2, local artists were invited to choose waste materials from the building of Finlay Homes new ‘Innovation’ home, to create artworks for the display home.  A range of materials from steel to plasterboard, wiring to tiles, and even lowly rust was swooped up eagerly for transformation into art.

The ‘Innovation’ home will be an educational and interactive example of sustainable living for the tropics.  Not only is it designed with sustainability in mind, but it will have monitoring systems running to allow visitors to see just how much energy is being saved.  As part of that environmental commitment, and in an attempt to reduce the staggering amount of building waste that heads for landfill, the furniture and artwork will be made from offcuts, recycled and waste materials.

Artists include Alison McDonald, Lynn Scott Cummings, Maggie Wretham, MJ Ryan-Bennett and Margot Douglas.
The exhibition will be on display until March 12 at Artcetera Studio2, 486-488 Flinders Street
For information: 0418 750 854  Sue Tilley.

I missed the opening but got there with my camera on the Sunday. It’s a small show but with a wide variety of good works; the two pictured here are from the two ends of the art-to-craft spectrum on display.

timber breadboard with wrought reo rod handle
Denise Axelson: Bread Board (scrap timber, reo rod, marble)

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