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Unfinished local projects transformed into art

Thu 1 February, 2018

Unfinished handiworks and unused craft materials donated by Banyule residents to Textile Art Community have been transformed into an art exhibition that will be unveiled at a free event at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe on Wednesday 7 February.

The Unfinished Business – Finished exhibition was created by artists and makers from Textile Art Community.

Textile Art Community invited the community to donate their unfinished projects in October 2017 along with stories about why the projects had been put aside.

Banyule City Council provided a grant to Textile Art Community and partnered with Yarra Plenty Regional Library to make the Unfinished Business project happen.

Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said that Council’s support for the project was part of an overall commitment to give residents every opportunity to experience different forms of art in their own community.

“Not only is Unfinished Business -- Finished a fascinating art exhibition, it is also a great example of recycling everyday household items into something we can all enjoy and save from being landfill,” he said.

All the finished pieces will be on show at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space from 8 February to 3 March and after that at Ivanhoe, Rosanna and Watsonia libraries.

The exhibition will be run alongside another sustainable art exhibition created by Victorian Woodworkers Association members of furniture and fine wood working pieces made from found and recycled wood.

Where: Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Pde, Ivanhoe

When: Opening night: Wednesday 7 February, 6-8pm. Exhibition dates: 8 February-3 March, 10am-5pm