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Two Artists Using Discarded Materials
There are two days left to see this exhibition by two artists - one using found objects such as metal, tiles and wood and the other an illustrator who interprets urban surroundings. Nancy D. Lane, working as NancyDee Sculptures, is a found object assemblage artist who creates works from the pieces of metal, wood, tile and plastic that she finds discarded on Melbourne's streets. Julia Zöllner is an illustrator and painter who interprets urban surroundings using ink, watercolour and acrylic paint.
The exhibition tells the story of their unique collaboration at River Studios in West Melbourne. The five large vitrines show examples of their individual art practices - the rubbish, windows, shower screens, cardboard and other materials they have collected and worked with.
The five vitrines are located along the walkway between Sturt and Moore Streets and can be viewed day and night.
Upcycling or upcycled urbanism has become a new art form where artists but also locals participate in art projects using materials from the streets and surroundings or use materials such as wood to build art exhibits in the streets, often using buildings as the canvas. To see some other really interesting upcycled art projects in other parts of the world, check out this Instagram page