Artists have always been free to create any art form out of any object or material that is available to them. Today there is an increasing interest in art that uses old or used items to create something which is brand-new and attractive. There are a variety of terms used from recycled or upcycled art to ecological art. Recycled Art can carry any tone, whimsical, poignant, inspiring, useful, beautiful, and even wearable.
The advantage of reusing and recycling materials in this way helps preserve natural resources, and landfill space, while saving money.
Old fashioned value for money combined with our commitment to recycling and sustainability means the Mid North Coast has a wealth of sources of the raw material for recycled art for both locals and visitors with some towns even having OP Shop Trail brochures. This regional trail provides our picks of the best places to find recycled art and the places to uncover the trash you can turn into a treasure.