Welcome to UnJuNk 2016!

UnJuNk is an Upcycle/Recycle Art Project and competition that aims to get people thinking about resources and sustainability at the same time as creating some awesome pieces of art. UnJuNk is run by the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre (GRNRC), and artworks will be displayed, judged and prizes awarded at our Sustainable Living Festival, November 6th, 2016. UnJuNk is open to all ages, and works can be entered by either individuals or groups. All forms of upcycled/recycled art and creations are welcome including: sculptures; 2D posters/collages; wearable art; functional art and educational art.

Why UnJuNk? Reduce → Reuse → Recycle → Landfill
Sustainable living involves being aware of resource consumption and waste management. By using material that would otherwise be thrown away as material to create art, UnJuNk hopes to encourage Reduced consumption of new materials and inspire people to think about ways in which “rubbish” can be viewed as an environmentally friendly resource just waiting to be Reused and Recycled.

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The UnJuNk Project will also involve the creation of a recycled/upcycled public art sculpture at the Sustainable Living Festival on November 6, 2016. Under the guidance of local Contemporary Aboriginal Artist Scott Rathman, the public will be able to contribute to a large sculpture made entirely from recycled materials. Scott is enthusiastic about seeing materials recycled and repurposed as Art, and believes the idea of giving something a second life is not only good for the environment, but also visually exciting as people are drawn to the creative ways in which materials can be used. Scott will also be heading up our judging panel for the UnJuNk competition.

The GRNRC aims to be a focal point for information and resources, specific to our region, relating to sustainable land management and environmentally responsible living. We also aim to engage with the community to enhance appreciation of our natural environment and to explore ways in which we can all live more sustainable, environmentally friendly lives.

Entry to the competition is Free and open to residents of all ages and students attending schools in the area serviced by the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre, which includes the following Council areas: Gawler, Light Regional, Barossa, Mallala and Playford, as well as the coastal environment north of Adelaide from St Kilda through to north of Port Parham.

To enter download an Entry Form, get creating, attach your entry form to your creation and deliver it to the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre, 8 Adelaide Rd, Gawler South between 8am and 10am on the day of the exhibition, Sunday November 6th, 2016, and remember to collect your entry on the day between 3pm and 5pm.

6 NovThis year we will be hosting our 4th annual Sustainable Living Festival, an event that promotes all aspects of sustainable living and aims to bring together the community to teach, inspire, and encourage sustainable living practices, through expert speakers, hands-on workshops and entertaining demonstrations as well as showcasing environmentally conscious organisations, businesses and enthusiasts in a family friendly setting.

refuse > reduce > reuse > repurpose > reinvent > return > recycle