We're building a Welcome Arch for Northey Street City Farm

and we want you to be a part of the project

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For this year’s RGQ Community Art Project we’ve teamed up with the folks at Northey Street City Farm to build a welcome arch for their upcoming Winter Solstice Festival on Saturday the 18th of June.

This project is solely in-kind so we’re calling on an army of volunteers to help us create it.

Why we’re doing this is because we believe in what our friends across the river represent and as a likeminded community organisation, we want to give back in the best way we know how and that is through the creative reuse of salvaged materials for the purpose of art.

The theme of the arch will be Community Garden with replica flora (and maybe some fauna) created BY YOU from clean industrial discards that are suitable for the outdoors.

If you’d like to participate then the good news is that you don’t need to be an established artist. Heck, you don’t even need to consider yourself to be artistic!

This project is for anybody and everybody who are keen to be a part of a grass roots community collaboration.

That’s right!

Individuals … School Groups … Community Groups … Friendship Groups … Families … Work Teams … Strangers who’ve met for the first time in our Maker Space


To participate, our Maker Space will be open to drop-ins from Wednesday the 20th of April until Saturday the 28th of May with instructions and templates of different flora you can make from our supplied materials.

If you’d like a take-away to make ‘rescued waste’ buds in your community or school group, then email us at communications@reversegarbageqld.com.au by Friday the 29th of April.


For the arch, we’ve teamed up again with the talented, Darin Bendall, 2021 Community Art Collaborator, and creator of the 2-metre timber ‘Rescue’ Robot that now takes pride of place at our Workshops Shed.