Upcycling Challenge – Can you create a musical instrument?


An exciting creative challenge was announced this afternoon in Gladstone. If you applied for the block and didn’t get on the reno show we have a different yet equally as an awesome chance for you to up cycle or renovate an old item into a new one.

Gladstone’s Creative Recycling Centre is putting the call out for local artists to design and build musical instruments from recycled items that are suitable for children to play at community events.

The Centre’s Community Instrument Program is a partnership with Gladstone Festivals & Events to create a fun and interactive installation for events such as the Gladstone Harbour Festival and Ecofest.

Creative Recycling Centre President Tracey Smith said they are encouraging artists to submit expressions of interest for up to 3 instruments at a cost of no more than $600 each.Tracey said ‘I’m excited to see what wonderful instruments our talented local artists can create.’

Tracey said ‘I’m excited to see what wonderful instruments our talented local artists can create. The program is not only a great opportunity for artists to be paid to show their talents but also a fun way to demonstrate recycling to the community.’

Expressions of interest close 4th September 2017. Information and the application form can be found at www.creativerecyclingcentre.com/community-instrument-program.html.

The Creative Recycling Centre takes a community based creative approach to getting the Gladstone Region’s residents talking and thinking more about waste minimisation and environmental protection.