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We feature the work of local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and upcycle materials

Karen Benjamin is an environmental artist living at Wellington Point, on Redlands Coast. Karen works with found and recycled objects to try and achieve a zero waste arts practice. She is constantly inspired by the diversity of fauna and flora surrounding the local area, but the perplexing amount of rubbish and pollution produced by man has influenced Karen’s art to become a call to action to protect the environment.

Working with only natural and recycled materials Karen makes bold statements through her whimsical, thought provoking art. Traditional crafts such as sewing, weaving, and paper-making feature in non-traditional mediums such as plastics and seedpods.

In the past five years Karen has exhibited in over 50 exhibitions, has featured on national television, radio and numerous written publications. Karen conducts regular up-cycling workshops as her main aim is to tread lightly on the planet.


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We currently have about 30 artisans on consignment. Here's a few of their stories

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