While most garbage bins are dominated by advertising or messages from the local council, there’s a handful of garbage bins in Lismore featuring the work of local artists.
I noticed them only today, having walked through the Back Alley Gallery which I’ve previously blogged about.
There was an article in a recent edition of the local paper which explains more about the works.
Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition
The article notes the works appear as the result of a competition which received about 50 entries.
Lismore City Council Mayor Vanessa Ekins congratulated the six winning artists and thanked those who entered. ‘The winning artwork reflects the diversity of our community and will draw visitors into our fantastic vibrant laneways, which is great for our CBD businesses,’ she said.
I think all the works are terrific, and I think it’s awesome they’re now appearing in town. Far more appealing, in my view, than advertising.
2 thoughts on “Garbage Bin Art”
Great Idea. Would be nice to see that done in my area.
Maybe have a word to your council? Clearly there would be some costs, but the benefits to the community, and to promoting local artists would be amazing.. In the City of Sydney, there’s art on construction site hoardings which is pretty awesome too.