13 May '11, 6pm

Artist #Recycles Trash in to Rainbows. Unicorns Sold Separately!

Artist #Recycles Trash in to Rainbows. Unicorns Sold Separately!

Melbourne-based artist and jeweler Liz Jones is a bit of a magician, turning trash into beautiful rainbows. Her art is gorgeous, but sadly just a 20-minute stroll on a nearby beach is more than enough time to collect the supplies needed for just one rainbow. The photographs look like the Smurfs declared an all-out war against the Care Bears using sporks and Barbie accessories as weaponry. Or simply put, rainbows. Jones has been collecting and recycling materials in to her art and jewelry since 2005. She uses everything from buttons to vintage linoleum which makes her pieces all one of a kind. In 2008 she began photographing what she saved from the landfill. But it was a vacation to Victorian beach in 2009, along with a really large bag of rubbish, that inspired the Skittle-esque photos you see. She calls them Rubbish Rainbows . "My first thought was to bin it all, but then...

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