Reclaim To Fame 2015

25 September - 19 October 2015

RECLAIM TO FAME 2015: ‘Containment vs Freedom’ – Something new alongside the familiar, presented by Fullers.

The ‘Reclaim to Fame’ exhibition features the transformation of discarded materials into creative art works. This annual event  promoted widely throughout the community is  an inclusive, inventive cornucopia of artworks. It encourages the creation of innovative, useful, entertaining artworks from pre-used materials destined to become waste. Waiheke has traditionally identified with alternative waste removal and reclamation methods and a large number of community groups are invited to participate. All artworks in this special community focus exhibition  must contain at least 80% recycled materials. Each year Waiheke artists  come up with ingenious and fascinating artworks. The theme for exploration in 2015 will focus on packaging materials. Entry fee to submit up to two works is $20, and $15 for current members. Submissions online via the Call for Entries will be available soon on the Home page, but you can also download and print out an entry form below also or pop into the gallery and pick one up. Get started imagining, exploring creating and  re-creating!

What does Zero waste mean? How do we reconcile the glossiness, protection and convenience of packaging products with their environmental cost? What can you do now with this bag, this box, this printed matter or odd shaped plastiformed container that was born in marketing, reared in a factory, lived it's life in the shop, had a brief moment of glory when it delivered its precious cargo, and is now consigned to senile decay. How can it's nature be illuminated and transformed. How do we free ourselves from repeating the cycle?

But wait - there's more! The theme for this year is a suggestion only - you can go wild and create anything you like, that's the joy of this exhibition Reclaim To Fame! as long as the material you use is 80% recycled/reclaimed/re-imagined/reinterpreted - go for it!

A special feature of this year’s exhibition will be a People’s Choice Award of $500 sponsored by Fullers.

Download an entry form here and get creating!

Reclaim to Fame 2015 Entry Form

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