Are you passionate about sustainability and creative reuse? We are too!
COMPETITION TIME! Win a spot to a Meet & Make Storytelling circle with Kelly Reidy, author of 'My Earth', and Hannah Munster, contributing artist to this year's Community Art Project and children's book illustrator. LEARN MORE >>
Community Art Project 2021
RGQ's 2021 Community Art Project brought together local community creatives to help us with Phase 1 of greening the facade of our renovated workshop facilities at 7 Burke Street, Woolloongabba.
Community Art Project 2020
Our barrels are a signature to our shop floor and an extension of our kookie and eclectic personality. In 2020 we ran our Rescue-a-Barrel Community Art Project, which brought together 26 local artists to help revamp our shop floor barrels...
On-line Reuse Library
Kids' Activity Sheets
- Purchase your craft in-store (each pack contains enough materials for 4 keen crafters)
- Download your Activity Sheet
- Watch our on-line workshop at RGQ TV and create
How to Build a Scrap-Bot
Reuse Recipe & RGQ TV workshop
Reuse Recipe & RGQ TV workshop
Marionette PuppetsReuse Recipe & RGQ TV workshop
DragonsReuse Recipe & RGQ TV workshop
BilbiesReuse Recipe & RGQ TV workshop
T-Shirt JewelleryReuse Recipe & RGQ TV workshop
Not J*nk Mail is our monthly eNews - read it here or subscribe to our mailing list & receive it direct to your inbox
In this issue:
National Recycling Week
We share with you our favourite finds from around the warehouse to help you style a Halloween dinner for midnight on a budget.
Fix It & Buy-Nothing-New Christmas
We get it. Why buy a new tree when you've already got one? We're in the same boat, which is why we want to do things a little different for this year's festive season.
Win a spot at a private-reading session with Hannah Munster PLUS check out our jam packed pre-Christmas schedule for the School Holidays.
RGQ TV is our opportunity to connect with our Creative Reuse community both locally and across Australia. It's our platform for sharing the great stuff that we're doing across all our core work areas. You'll find unboxing videos plus on-line workshops for you to follow along to.
For Autumn 2021, we're featuring:
How to Build Your own Scrap-Bot
Browse our full RGQ TV Library here
RGQ Educators' Series
Our Educators Series has finished for 2021. If you'd like to receive notification of when our 2022 opportunities will be rolled out, please send an email to our Communications & Marketing Coordinator .
Our Educators' Series is all about incorporating re-use and sustainability into education through art and play; while learning about waste reduction and the environment.
During our 2021 Educators' Series we explored:
Loose Parts Play Outdoors; and
Art in STEM
If you missed out but would like to have us out to run a PD workshop at your centre, you can book through our on-line request form.
Keep in touch with us about upcoming Creative Classrooms events and new resources by signing up for our e-newsletter:
WornOUT Exhibition - Refashion, Wearable Art, Cosplay
Sadly we’re going to have to postpone WornOUT for another year.
The decision has not been an easy one but with the recent COVID-19 outbreaks combined with the slow vaccine rollout, we can’t be confident that an October/November event can be reliably planned.
There’s a huge amount of work that goes into planning and producing the event. It would be devastating for all that effort to be wasted if a sudden lock-down occurred.
We’re still very much committed to the project and look forward to a point where we can plan these kind of community-driven events with certainty.
Fingers crossed for 2022!
Our national #reuse network
We're not the only eco arts and reuse centre in Australia. If you're not Brisbane based but would like to know where there might be an organisation just like us in your city then have a look at these organisations:
Reverse Garbage Sydney
- 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville, NSW, 2204
- Phone - 02 9569 3132
REmake Creative Resource Centre
- 1 Anderton Street, Islington, NSW, 2296
Reverse Art Truck Melbourne
- 182 Quarry Road, Narre Warren North, VIC, 3804
- 17 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, VIC, 3134
- Phone - 03 9879 1264
- Unit 1, 75A Ashley Street, Braybrook, VIC, 3019
- Phone - 03 9687 8748
- 71 Anderson Street, Yarraville, VIC, 3013
- Phone - 03 9314 4987
Resource Work Cooperative
Queensland's state ban on single-use plastics
What can you do to prepare?
Getting the yellow bin right
What is and isn't recyclable with kerbside collection
How to DIY a cheap home office
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