This autumn the Landmark is holding a Trash to Treasure Fest which will run from 13-23 September 2022, to coincide with National Recycling Week.
The aim of the community arts festival is to inspire recycling through creativity by encouraging locals to fix, reuse and recycle unwanted electricals.
The event will run in partnership with Material Focus – the campaign for Recycle Your Electricals, local community group, Sheddington and artist/printmaker, Louise Anderson.
There will be a range of creative workshops for families, schools and adults to get involved in, with the focus of the festival on Saturday 17 September, when there will be free drop-in events, a recycled electricals exhibition, Repair Café and the launch of the Recycled Sounds installation.
Lesley Bossine, centre manager, commented: “The growing problem of waste is a something that impacts us all and as an arts organisation we’re delighted to be able to hold this event to encourage people to rethink using waste in different and creative ways. We’re working with some excellent partners and the festival will be a real hands-on opportunity for all ages to get involved and be inspired on the subject.”
Open Day: Saturday 17 September, 10am – 4pm, Sunday 10am – 1pm
Includes: Exhibition, Repair Cafe, Recycled Sounds installation, & Free Family Drop-In Workshop
Free Family Art Workshop: Saturday 17 September, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Visitors can drop in at any time during the opening hours to take part in workshops with local artist and printmaker Louise Anderson – all ages welcome. No booking required.
The sound recording will be created in the run-up to the exhibition using old electrical items by the Landmark’s choirs and local schools. There will be an opportunity to listen again on headphones during exhibition opening hours.
Material Focus and the Landmark Arts Centre present work by the award-winning photographer, Gregg Segal, made for the Recycle your Electricals campaign and shown at COP26 in Glasgow 2021.
Repair Café: Thursday 15 & Saturday 17 September, 10.30am to 3.30pm
A drop-in Repair Café held by members of Sheddington, a not-for-profit community space (or shed) in Teddington. No booking required. Café serving tea & coffee will be open.
Family sculpture class with local artist Louise Anderson – using discarded cabling, learn how to transform stripped back wires into satisfying sculptures.
An art class with local artist Louise Anderson. Using discarded cabling, learn how to transform stripped back wires into satisfying sculptures, saving discarded electrical cables from landfill.
Trash to Treasure Fest: School Workshops: 12-14 September: Monday, Tuesday Wednesday
As part of the Recycle your Electricals campaign, invited schools will be making music using old electrical items alongside voices and instruments. Sound excerpts from these workshops will be recorded and used for the sound installation Recycled Sounds. Tutor: Gregory Emfietzis (+invited artists).