Waste to Art

Artist(s) Name
Angie Parkes

Description of Work
This community project was completed with the assistance of mosaic artist Angie Parkes
and exhibited at the Lake Light Sculpture Festival 2011. Margie Ferguson, the Waste Education Officer of the Snowy River Shire Council contacted the artist to see if she might be the primary tutor at the Snowy River Shire Council's Waste to Art workshops.

Artist Statement
I am, a mosaic tragic! I live breath and dream mosaics! You can’t imagine how exciting it was to be thinking of mosaic heaven 650kms away on the banks of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne. This was definitely going to be a road trip and I was going to make the most of it. The 1st workshop was certainly full of surprises! We had 24 general participants and 16 children from the local OSHC. Whilst chaos ruled for a short while, it was quickly evident that these country folk were going to take mosaicing by the horns and give it a damn good shake. That 1st workshop produced many fine individual artworks. Over the 9 workshops offered we tutored 92 people ranging in age from 3 years to 60 plus. The workshops on Day 5 and 6 were held in Berridale and during these 2 days the embellishment was completed and rather dramatically so was the grouting. We’d done it! We had done what we had set out to do - teach people to mosaic, see some of the country-side, produce some community art and have a break from our everyday lives. One piece, the small child mannequin was purchased at the 2011 Festival.

Location of Art
Snowy Monaro Regional Council Berridale Branch, 2 Myack St, Berridale NSW


Primary Materials
Waste collected from the local recycling depot

Visual Art Mosaic