When Lisa Leyson heard the 2016 Artfest theme - Clash, Bang, Trash - she immediately though of hubcaps.
The Milton artist made a beeline to the Ulladulla tip and landed upon a stash of hubcaps for a trashy, crashy community project.
The ArtFest committee is on the hunt for old hubcaps that will be used for a community arts project as part of the up-coming festival.
Festival co-ordinator Julie Sydenham said hubcaps could be dropped into her studio in Mytrle Street Milton.
“We need about 100 hubcaps for what we have planned,” she said.
“We would love it if they were cleaned first.
“Hopefully people will clean out their shed and donate their old hubcaps for a creative cause.”
Lisa said she has collected about 40 hubcaps so far, some with interesting shapes, textures and patterns.
“I have a look at hubcap art online and there’s so much you can do with them.
“I think they will look great once creative people get their hands on them,” she added.
We need about 100 hubcaps for what we have planned.- Julie Sydenham
Once the committee has enough, the hubcaps will become the canvases for community artworks.
“We’ll hand out the cubcaps for people to decorate or paint with the festival theme,” Julie said.
“It’s something different and fits with the recycling theme of Clash, Bang, Trash.”
Closer to the event, painted hubcaps will be hung in the Little Gallery in the Milton Cultural Centre to replace the 8x8 exhibition.
ArtFest events have been split over two years to allow people to enter more events and so additional exhibition and competitions can be added to the calendar.
Julie said a number of community art events were in the pipeline and people were welcome to get involved and host an event at the businesses or community venue.
“We hope to attract creative ideas from event organisers to make up the festival program,” she said.
“This could include exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, shows, music and art combos, performances... anything that has that creative flavour.”
Julie said it was a chance for people to be part of a “dynamic and diverse event, improving the cultural life of our community”.
To be part of the festival or to volunteer at on of the community art events, call 4454 5993.
The Escape ArtFest will be held over two weeks during September and October.
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