'New Again' exhibition at Storiel, Bangor

Date: 28/11/2018

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The ‘New Again’ exhibition explores the theme of recycling by showcasing how discarded or broken items can be turned from detritus to delights.

Items on show include examples of ‘recycling’ from Storiel’s museum collection. Some are beautiful pieces made from treasured fragments, others discarded broken objects used in a new way.

In the past most material objects were used until they were worn out, sometimes by a succession of owners, or remade into other things. Today recycling has become very important in a different way. Our discarded waste, especially those things made from plastics and artificial fabrics, is threatening to overwhelm the world’s fragile ecosystem.                                                    

Some of the items in the exhibition are available to purchase – hats and jewellery by the recycling artist Val Hunt made from re-used drinks cans, and textile birds made by Liesbeth Williams which are made from left over material from her quilt and textile projects. These are beautiful contemporary examples of how materials can be recycled and re-used.

The exhibition will be open at Storiel, Bangor until 30 March 2019.

Storiel is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 17:00.

Pictures: Some of the items that are in the exhibition.