Public Services will be getting crafty with everyday throwaway items this Sunday to make some useful creations and recreate some famous works of art.
The recycling team will be at the Guernsey Arts Commission’s Seafront Sunday event this Sunday between 10am and 5pm.
Public Services recycling officer, Tina Norman-Ross said: “We have some activities that are mostly just fun and simple creative ideas, but the message itself is an important one. We want to encourage everyone to think about all the things we throw away, and whether or not it they are rubbish.”
Local artists and craftspeople are also involved and the stand will feature motorcycle part sculptures by Matt Adams, driftwood art made by local teacher Nick Roberts and upcycled furniture from Helen Young and Dee Stonebridge of local company Bimberlue.
“Not everyone has the creative skills to do what these people do. However most of us probably have something at the home which with a bit of re-imagination could be made really attractive,” said Mrs Norman-Ross.
“It could be a drab old armchair or a chest of drawers, which are often just thrown away. However we have talented local people who can transform these old items into something that could really lift a room. And we can save a lot of money by giving things a new lease of life occasionally.”
There will also be interactive projects for budding artists.
“We’ll have a giant piece of collaborative artwork that we are hoping to finish on the day. Using bottle tops, sweet wrappers, old magazines and newspapers we are going to recreate Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and everyone will be able to grab some glue and get stuck in.”
The Guernsey Arts Commission’s Seafront Sunday event is free to attend and runs between 10am and 5pm this Sunday 8 June on the town seafront and Crown Pier.