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Retrash and Etsy proudly present Reart 2015 – International Upcycle Exhibition & Book Launch.
Congratulations to Brett Martin for taking out the winning prize of Reart 2015 with his 3.5m great white shark. Congratulations also to the People’s Choice Award winner Brian McNamara for his Automaphone.
Reart aims to shift global perspectives on the waste we throw away in todays society, showcasing the best of what upcycling has to offer from artists and designers all over the world. The exhibition will also highlight the launch of Retrash, a coffee table book showcasing the upcycled work of 82 designers and artists from 20 countries around the world.
M2 Gallery, 450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills NSW Australia
22-24 April 12pm-6pm (Wed-Fri)
25-26 April 10am-5pm (Sat-Sun) – Book Signing from 2pm-4pm Saturday
In it’s first year running, Reart will open it’s doors to the public on April 22nd to coincide with Earth Day. Author of Retrash Nathan Devine will be signing copies of his book on Saturday 25 April from 2pm-4pm, the winner of the People’s Choice Award will also be announced.
Retrash – Upcycle Repurpose Reuse Recycle
Retrash is the culmination of three years of work, collaborating with 82 designers and artists from 20 countries around the world. Published in New York by Australian Nathan Devine, Retrash has sold over 1600 copies since its release in November 2014.
Author Nathan Devine will be signing copies of his book on Saturday 25 April from 2pm – 4pm at the M2 Gallery, 450 Elizabeth St Surry Hills NSW.Read more
"The illustrated, self-published book, which was financed through a crowdfunding site, celebrates the work of 82 artists and designers who use recycled materials. Like Jason Podlaski, who makes furniture from broken skateboard decks, and Gilles Eichenbaum, who turns teakettles into stunningly delicate lamps. Mr. Devine, who is an Australia-based graphic designer and an upcycler himself, said “Retrash” is less a how-to manual than a showcase for artistic upcycling. “It will give you insight into these artists’ backgrounds, how they got into it,” he said. “It’s really an inspirational body of work.”"− Steven Kurutz, The New York Times
"The items in this book do more than save materials from being thrown out. Each crafted piece has a rich story: the inspiration and care brought by their creator, as well as the history of the materials themselves. Upcycled goods connect us to our environment and to the maker. They are also a means of connecting us to our history as artifacts from another era, revived to take on modern value."− Katie Hunt-Morr, Senior Manager Etsy