Artists giving materials a new life

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of National Recycling Week, artists play a role in calling for more sustainable practices.

Now in its 25th year, National Recycling Week is on right now, and its message that you can recycle ‘your way’.

Whether you are an artist, arts worker, a company or a venue, there are plenty of ways to act for a less wasteful future, and some areas of the arts are already leading the way.

The 2022 Biennale of Sydney, for example, has a New & Sustainable Materials Challenge, and the Melbourne Art Fair has recently been named Australasia’s most sustainable art fair with their new carbon offsetting partnership.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She recently acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: lleizy_

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