2021 Community Art Project
RGQ's 2021 Community Art Project will bring together local community creatives to help us artistically green the facade of our renovated workshop facilities at 7 Burke Street, Woolloongabba
Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd (RGQ) will be endeavouring on one of its most ambitious Community Art Projects to date.
The project involves 6 panels, each roughly the size of a 10 seater dining table, which will be affixed to the facade of it’s newly renovated Eco Art Workshop facilities. The purpose of the panels is to create aesthetic appeal while also serving as a natural form of insulation to an otherwise corrugated iron industrial shed.
“The project is about demonstrating what is possible”, explained Mei Tuicolo, Project Coordinator and RGQ spokesperson.
“We specialise in repurposing industrial discards for practical and artistic purposes. This project brings both of those elements together by demonstrating how art can be multi-purpose – functional and thought provoking”, she added.
The Project will bring together local community creatives - Hannah Munster, Dee Handyside, Catherine Conaty, Darin Bendall and Michael Vagg – to infill the panels, using durable salvaged materials, to provide an artistic climbing structure for a shading vine.
The Big Reveal of the completed Community Art Project will coincide with Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week ; and be held on Wednesday the 10 th of November at RGQ’s Workshops Shed, 7 Burke Street, Woolloongabba.
Ideally each piece will speak to the theme of World Environment Day 2021, which is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’. For us, we want to explore what this theme can mean for RGQ – an inner-city business based in an industrial pocket of Woolloongabba – and how we can use art as a medium to functionally improve or limit our environmental impact of this space.
Each successful Eco Creative will receive $1000 to go towards materials/construction with the Big Reveal to take place during National Recycling Week.
For the United Nations Environment Programme , “ Ecosystem Restoration can take many forms: growing trees, greening cities, re-wilding gardens, changing diets or cleaning up rivers and coasts”.