World trash used in Stocky exhibit

RECYCLE: Treasure from Trash makes art using discarded materials from Africa, Asia and the Americas

A NEW exhibition which uses recycled artefacts from Africa, Asia and the Americas is coming to Stockport.

‘Treasure from Trash’, which will be unveiled at Hat Works and StockportStoryMuseum from Tuesday 9 March 2010, showcases contemporary recycled objects which have been transformed into imaginative and inventive objects serving everyday needs.

The exhibition, which features a variety of objects from cooking implements to jewellery all made from discarded materials, demonstrates how waste products can be recycled in an imaginative way to serve very practical purposes.

The exhibition was put together by Knowtrash in partnership with the Eden Project. Knowtrash is a collection of over 1,000 contemporary recycled artefacts sourced from around the world.

The vibrancy of the objects in the displays aim to give pleasure, inspire admiration and create a sense of wonder while encouraging people to reconsider what they throw away.

At Hat Works you can see bags, hats, jewellery and other items used for personal adornment. StockportStoryMuseum displays more practical objects, such as stoves, lights, kitchen utensils and toys.

Treasure from Trash wants to raise awareness of recycling as a positive and contemporary response to the challenges of unsustainable consumption and ever increasing waste.

As well as this it hopes to encourage visitors to engage in the debate about possible design solutions that would help minimise energy and material waste.

The exhibition will be on display at Hat Works and StockportStoryMuseum until 6 June 2010 and admission is free.

Both museums are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, on Sunday’s from 11am to 5pm and on Mondays during bank holidays and school holidays from 11am to 5pm.


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