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How upcycled waste becomes art at Burnaby gallery

The artists of ReVision: The Art of Recycling are making a point about climate change — with whimsy, humour and fun.
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Deer Lake Gallery hosts ReVision: The Art of Recycling, Sept. 22 to Oct. 22 at the Burnaby gallery.

Whimsy, humour and upcycled garbage join forces to deliver a serious message about climate change in a new exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery.

Members of ReVision: The Art of Recycling are holding a group show at the gallery starting Thursday, Sept. 22.

The works of 23 artists reflect diverse approaches to upcycling waste materials in order to create messages of engagement and hope. The theme of the exhibition is Make Art Fun Again, with a focus on positive change as artists speak out to help shape opinions on the preservation of the environment. 

It includes an interactive play zone to let visitors get actively involved with the work.

The show is curated by Burnaby Arts Council board member Ron Simmer, who's also an artist and ReVision member. ReVision: The Art of Recycling is a non-profit society of artists who are dedicated to focusing attention on environmental issues by upcycling waste materials into meaningful art.

You can catch their work at Deer Lake Gallery until Oct. 22.

  • What: ReVision: The Art of Recycling
  • Where: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave.
  • When: Thursday, Sept. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 22. Opening reception Thursday, Sept. 22 starting at 6 p.m. Gallery open Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission; donations welcome

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