BEYOND: The Art of Terry Summers is the current exhibition on at the Tony Gould Gallery, QPAC. On display are eight installations of impressively constructed large-scale cardboard sculptures, most of which were created while Terry Summers was the artist in residence at QPAC in 2006/2007. The use of waste cardboard for his sculptural work was initially sparked by Summer's protest against deforestation in 1994 & he has continued to use it since. The beautiful sculptures are a wonderful example of an artist recycling & reusing in creative ways. Ways in which have gained Brisbane artist Summers widespread recognition & acclaim for his innovative environmentally friendly art. This magical & inspirational exhibition runs until 18th April. Here are a couple of photos I took while visiting a few days ago.
BEYOND: The Art of Terry Summers - Duet, 2007
BEYOND: The Art of Terry Summers - Summit Meeting, 2006
Anyone now feeling all inspired to reduce, reuse & recycle in their creative pursuits, yet not so keen to go fossicking around dumpster bins, then a visit to Reverse Garbage may be a preferable & more fun-filled alternative. Reverse Garbage is a non-profit co-op located in West End, Brisbane (only a hop, skip & a few jumps away from QPAC!). Reverse Garbage collects industrial & commercial discards, off-cuts & over-runs for re-sale to artists, crafters & the general community for creative & practical uses. The Reverse Garbage warehouse is a treasure-trove filled with bargain priced eco-friendly & fabulous finds.