Saturday, 5 September 2015

Electrolux Cool Art Exhibition

I do like an art exhibition. Recently I went to a rather unique one.

The Electrolux factory in Orange is due to close in 2016. This exhibition was looking back at its 70 years of manufacturing history. The exhibition included work by school students and established local artists, many of them from Colour City Creatives. The materials they used were often unique too- fridge doors and waste materials from the manufacturing process.


The school kids did interesting work on their fridge doors. 

Georgie Clark
Orange High School

Kinross Wolaroi Year 11


The fridges painted by established artists were fabulous. It made me wonder why all fridges aren't painted.





Many local artists made responses to the factory, often telling quite personal stories. 


The Light Beyond the Door of the Factory Floor
Jane Tonks

I would never have thought it possible to make art from a vegetable crisper. But it was indeed very cool!


Keepsake
Eileen Francis



And these particularly cool lights made from waste! Plastic extruded from pipes when the materials were changed. 


The Aquarius Constellation
Philip Salmon
See a video of the exhibition here

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6 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love seeing creative displays of art...my fridge has a lot of magnets and photos on it, and that's my version. LOL

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Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love the idea of covering a refrigerator door with a painting. The ones you've photographed are amazing and would add a unique touch to any kitchen. Maybe this will start a trend! Will you start with your kitchen?
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Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You always find the most fascinating art, Louise.

Side note: My husband (before he was my husband) decided to paint a flag on his refrigerator. Let's just say the result would have never shown up in an art exhibition.

Brona Joy said...

I loved the painted fridge doors - the seascape would look lovely in my kitchen!
I'll have to let my sisters know about this exhibition (if they don't already).

Ginx Craft said...

What a great idea for an exhibition. I guess most fridge doors have art on in some form, but nothing quite like that.

Allison said...

Imagine if art canvases were regularly made from everyday materials. Not only would the environment get helped, but we would have unique artwork. I like!