Three R’s

I am keen to re-learn my three R’s.

It was Arts Open here in Castlemaine on the weekend. Art Studios opened their doors and the weather was perfect for touring them and seeing how local artists reduce, re-use and recycle.

In the end I only visited a handful of artists, choosing on the second day to return to the place I regard as the most masterful of them all. Visiting the Iron Art Garden in nearby Newstead took me, on the wings of memory, back fifty five years to the times when I visited The Arches, a world of wonder created by Archie Hair. As I tried to drink in the detail it seemed to me that Archie was still alive and well.

Roger McKindley has an extraordinary way of seeing the world. In his world no item is broken or past its use by date. Each piece tells him where it needs to be placed and the assemblage, his careful placement of every object is truly remarkable.

This Iron Garden is an utter feast for the senses and has inspired me to check out things I have stashed in my garage and to place some things in my own garden.

Share your canny application of the three r’s.

More Junk Art Sites

Mudgee Recycled Art

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10 responses to “Three R’s”

  1. Sally says :

    I have been getting to know the three R’s and it has been exciting. The way I look at objects has been forever changed by art. So has the way I look at life and at myself.

  2. Heather Blakey says :

    reduced to fragments; fragmented
    ruptured; torn; fractured.
    not functioning properly; out of working order
    pieces that once spoke of dislocation
    being discarded
    on the scrap heap
    begin to compose
    fresh narratives

  3. Pelican1 says :

    Last week, I took several empty 5 gallon paint containers and planted vegetables in them. I think we are on the same wavelength.

  4. woodnymph says :

    She looks happy in her new home, like she has a feeling now of belonging.


  5. Sally says :

    I love garden art especially when it has so much to say!

  6. pearlz says :

    You would love the Junk Wave of Megan Bayliss, she is setting up chapters and runs workshops – to have everything possible renewed and recycled into use.

  7. Explainafide says :

    I was down at Roger’s place today and it truly is an amazing place.

    We’ve just spent the post-Arts Open time setting up the Art & Culture Guide to Castlemaine and the District (Including Rogers).

    I’d love to know what you think:

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