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May 19, 2019

Lost and Found Exhibition - 14 June - to 18 July 2019

With an eye for ‘treasures’, which others may call ‘junk’, the 10 artists exhibiting in this year’s Lost and Found Exhibition have created unique, eclectic and funky exhibits to stimulate and inspire.


Using up-cycled and repurposed objects to create a something of higher quality or value than its original form opens up the mind, as ‘anything goes’.


Case in point is the fabulous peacock sculpture on the event poster, created by artist Carmel Ryan :

I love to rescue wildlife, even the metal garden variety. Having found the peacock at the tip shop I gave it a ‘wearable art makeover’ using found materials including vintage lace, various fibres, beads, shells, feathers, palm fronds and spray paint to transform it.


And what a fabulous transformation!


Lost and Found is presented by the Sustainable Couture collective and supported by the Alice Springs Town Council.

Don’t miss this exhibition at The Residency, which is one of a number of heritage places under the umbrella of Heritage Alice Springs – it will be officially opened by its Chair, Faye Alexander.

Opening: 6.00pm on Friday 14 June 2019, and then open weekdays from10 am to 2 pm daily until 18 July.

Come along. You may just be inspired to create your own pieces and, (shhh) reduce waste at the same time


Contact details:  Isobel Milnes  isobelmilnes@gmail.com

Sustainable Couture Plus gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Alice Springs Town Council, through its Community Development Grants, which made this exhibition possible. We are very proud to contribute to the development of our community through art and design and to spread the word about sustainability within our desert town and beyond.

April 21, 2019

Thank you Alice Springs Town Council!

Sustainable Couture is thrilled to have been awarded a Community Development Grant from the Alice Springs Town Council.

A huge thank you to Town Council for your support to community groups and for our work in spreading the message about recycling and sustainability in our community.

Thank you!!!

This grant will assist us in making the 'Lost and Found' exhibition and the Opening Night Parade and Marketplace a fantastic experience for locals and visitors to town!

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2018 Lost and Found Exhibition