18 Dec 2012
Tucked away in a little slice of industrialism is an Aladdin's cave. Row upon row of discarded and seemingly unwanted bits of this and that waiting in transit for fertile minds to narrow in on them. With synapses firing and tactile driven fingertips reaching and clasping these cast offs are snaffled up for their latest crafting adventure.
From one visit to the next you can never quite tell what treasures will be waiting in cardboard bin or wire crate. The fossickers that make up the Reverse Garbage crew collect all manner of high quality industrial cast offs and sell them to the public mostly for small change. A visionary promotion of sustainability that whisks great loads of potential land fill from manufacturers and places it with a good dash of quirk into eager and creative hands.
For the cost of a morning tea out we loaded bags with leather offcuts, corks, fluoro stickers, coffee sacks and papers and had a thoroughly entertaining potter through a fascinating and funny world. A box load of plaster denture moulds anyone? The poppets frolicked amongst fabric and store mannequins and my eyes looked upon each unusual find with discern whilst my brain to-ed and fro-ed; conjuring up artistic play for myself and my babies.
These gold mines can be found in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Enjoy!