The Reverse Emporium is a unique space dedicated to showcasing high quality art, jewellery, accessories, furniture, home wares, gifts and much more. The gallery and gift shop, located within the Reverse Garbage warehouse, features artwork created from used and salvaged materials - the talented local artists and designers that contribute to this space have a true gift of transforming one person's trash to another's treasure.
If you've ever thought twice about throwing something out, whether it's a magazine, mosquito net, a used piece of fabric or even a plastic bag then the Reverse Emporiums's unique exhibition will certainly give you something to think about. More importantly it will show you that any material can be revitalised and transformed to a true piece of art.
From 11- 28 May 2013, the Reverse Emporium will host Thread Count – an exhibition showcasing unique masterpieces that have been created from salvaged fabrics and fibres.
Exhibition organisers have created an opportunity for artists to use their skills to turn waste and used materials into something beautiful. Exhibiting artists were challenged to explore the potential of reusing materials in different forms by breaking them down to their components and experimenting with their various capabilities. Their imagination, inspiring creativity and dedication to sustainability has culminated in this unique exhibition.
The exhibition will feature artwork from over 30 local artists. Items on display and for sale include woven, knitted, patchwork and crocheted goods, paper goods, clothing, fashion accessories, decorations, home wares and much more. All items at the exhibition are handmade from salvaged materials and finished to a high standard.
The creativity of each artist has allowed for these forgotten materials to be refreshed and rejuvenated to once again shine for a different purpose. Each artist has breathed new life into various used materials and transformed them from their used and discarded state into treasured items that will be cherished for years to come.
The exhibition will officially open on Saturday 11 May and you are invited to join in on the celebrations from 6:30pm – 9:30pm for a fun night of live music, fabulous art, finger food and late night warehouse shopping. Enjoy the music of featured local Brisbane bands Elbury and The Jason Recliners. For a full list of acst and set time, please click here.
Exhibition opening night featuring live music from Elbury
The Thread Count exhibition will run from 11 - 28 May 2013, open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Reverse Garbage is a non-for-profit organisation that that works to promote environmental sustainability and resource reuse. The organisation collects industrial discards from businesses around Brisbane, diverts them away from landfill and makes them available to the community at low cost. Read more about the fantastic work of Reverse Garbage here.