World Environment Day: Free 11am Sustainable Art Workshop - start collecting!

Celebrating World Environment Day 2022

Only One Earth – Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature

Sustainable Art Workshops at Northside Produce Market, with local environmental artist & teacher Nichola Bryan @TheBowerbirdHerd

FREE: For Adults and big kids (7yrs+)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: 45 minute workshop at Northside Produce Market that will run from 9am - 12 person capacity per session.

The workshop will be held in the North Sydney Community Centre if the weather does not allow for the workshop to be held outdoors at the market.

LEARN HOW CLEANING UP OUR ENVIRONMENT USING PRE-LOVED TREASURE (& LITTER!) CAN PROVIDE US WITH ENDLESS RESOURCES TO MAKE STRIKING, MEANINGFUL SUSTAINABLE ART.

Upcycled artwork creations with The Bowerbird Herd

Rubbish art?! No! Upcycled art! Sustainable art! Let’s get creative!...

In this workshop, participants will consider what makes art sustainable and will then be guided through the assemblage art making process. To begin, we will discuss how a clever concept can be made more meaningful through our choice of materials. We will then experiment with manipulating and arranging materials whilst examining texture, colour and tone. Workshop participants will make their own unique artworks using materials collected and brought along from home. 

Tutor: Nichola Bryan

Sydney artist Nichola Bryan of 'The Bowerbird Herd' promotes sustainability and ecological awareness by creating playful artworks from collected and found waste materials including litter from the Parramatta River, local bush tracks, playgrounds and recreational areas. Her works explore both the positive and negative impact humans can have on animals and our environment. Bryan aims to inspire audiences to make sustainable choices, to pick up litter, to repurpose and reuse materials, to be mindful of our human environmental impact, and to learn about the important animals we share this planet with. Through her workshops and artmaking practice Nichola aims to inspire students and viewers to make sustainable choices, to pick up litter, to repurpose and reuse materials, to be mindful of our human environmental impact, and to learn about the important animals we share this planet with. Nichola has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW and a Bachelor of Teaching, UTS. She teaches Visual Arts and Photography to Sydney Secondary School students in between raising three boys. Nichola’s work can be seen on Facebook and Instagram @thebowerbirdherd and at www.thebowerbirdherd.wixsite.com/home