Art Exhibit Re-imagines Trash as Art

Juried art show at the Granville Island Hotel features artwork made from recycled and salvaged materials, October 2–3.

Ardeidae by Carl Sean McMahon

Ardeidae stands two feet high and, like all of Carl Sean McMahon‘s wildlife sculptures, is made from scrap metal in his Salt Spring Island studio. (Read more about his work on Granville.)

Sebastian’s Journal by Dale Roberts

Dale Roberts is a Victoria-based artist who uses a variety of media to create his unique work. Sebastian’s Journal is revealed when you open the suitcase. To see more of Dale’s work, visit his blog.

The Start of Another 20 Minute Job by Graham Eagle

Graham Eagle, hailing from North Vancouver, used recycled wood, old tools, a leather belt and a watch to create The Start of Another 20 Minute Job, which is almost 5 feet tall.

Close Your Eyes and Think About a Place You Want to Go by Rachael Ashe

Close Your Eyes is an altered book containing rusted bed springs, a lovebird tail feathers and drift glass, and was created by Vancouverite Rachael Ashe.

Hot Metal Flowers by Ron Simmer

Hot Metal Flowers, by Burnaby’s Ron Simmer, stands 5 feet high and is made from spent fire extinguishers with a car engine block serving as the flower pot.

Edwardian Evening Gown by Tam Harrington

The Edwardian Evening Gown, created by Tam Harrington of Sechelt, is made of vegetable steamers, stands five feet tall and contains 3,000 rivets.


ReVision: The Art of Recycling features local artwork—made with repurposed materials—this weekend


Ever dream of what you could do with your recycling besides dutifully clean it and put it in the proper bin? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. On October 2 to 3, 2010, the work of 24 local artists will be on display at the Granville Island Hotel for ReVision: The Art of Recycling, a juried art show featuring pieces made from recycled and salvaged materials.


ReVision: The Art of Recycling

October 2–3, 2010, 11–5 p.m.

Granville Island Hotel, 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver



Check out our slideshow (above) for a sneak peak at some of the incredibly creative works that this year’s participants have produced, including a gown fashioned from vegetable steamers and giant flowers with petals of reclaimed fire extinguishers.


Waste Reduction Week

ReVision was launched in 2007 to celebrate Waste Reduction Week, a Canada-wide initiative that “aims to inform and engage Canadians about the environmental and social ramifications of wasteful practices.” This year, Waste Reduction Week runs October 18–24. Visit the website for more information on how to get involved and to learn tips on reducing your ecological footprint.