Resource Recovery for Art

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'''In November 2012 Durack Institute of Technology hosted a sustainable art competition entitled “Resurrection”.

The competition was a sustainability initiative of the SPEC Committee, designed to encourage and promote the concept of resource recovery. 

Artists were invited to submit an artwork which best demonstrated the concept of resource recovery - resurrecting waste into art - through the use, in this instance, of waste material generated in the course of training delivery at Durack.  

The overall winner was “Broken, Cracked, Chipped” by Eliza Thomas. Eliza won a $500 cash prize voucher donated by Veolia Environmental Services.

Judges comments were "a good use of broken china and ceramics. Skilful design.  Closer inspection reveals a fragility, a reminder of what is facing us all with sustainability into the future. There is a stark contrast in this work between its apparent function which seems thwarted by its thorniness."

Other award winners included

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED – “The Whites” by Peta Riley
  • UNDER 18 – “The Tree of Knowledge” by Tyler Riley
  • BEST RESOURCE RECOVERY – “Glass Forms” by Kim Tetlow
  • MOST INNOVATIVE CONCEPT – ‘New Species’ by Peta Riley

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment