Call for Artists, Designers, Makers and Creators!

Upcoming Exhibition

Salvage Garden

12 - 30 May 2012


Reverse Emporium is calling for submissions for another fantastic exhibition of handmade objects created from salvaged materials!

SALVAGE GARDEN - an autumn Reverse Garbage Exhibition

Salvage Garden will be an exhibition showcasing all kinds of handmade objects using salvaged materials. We want to see objects with a natural, earthly feel. Think natural fibers, timber, cork, textiles, the colours of nature and wildlife, gardens, flora and fauna, animals, owls, birds, insects.. You are only limited by your imagination! Coming into the cooler months, this exhibition would also be perfect for those wintery themed objects! We’d also love to see some items designed for the outdoors such as garden sculpture, decorations, outdoor artwork and furniture.

Objects suitable:
Jewellery - earrings, rings, necklaces, collars, brooches, badges, bracelets and cuffs
Accessories – clutches, bags and satchels, belts, hats, scarves, fascinators, hair accessories
Clothing – t-shirts, vests, dresses, skirts etc
Soft furnishings and home wares – cushions and pillows of all shapes and sizes, rugs, napery, garlands and bunting, bowls, coasters, clocks, frames, mirrors, soft toys/dolls and furniture
Art – artworks on salvaged paper and canvas, framed works, drawings, collages and paintings
Paper goods – decorations, journals, cards, collage, drawings on salvaged paper and prints
Metal work – jewellery, sculpture, wall hangings

Opening Night: Saturday Night May 12th time TBA Very exciting! Salvage Garden’s opening night will coincide with a special theatre performance by “The Gremlins” a Woodfordian street performance group. Our car park has been chosen as the stage for this show which is all part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival happening in May. Guests will need to purchase tickets to see this show through the festival (more details closer to the end of March) We will of course also have all the usual RG exhibition fun, live entertainment inside the Reverse Garbage warehouse, a bar, food and late night shopping! You can read more about the Gremlins here: and the Anywhere Theatre festival here:

Entry Requirements: All items submitted for the exhibition must be handmade by the artist, finished to a high standard, suitable for sale and made up of mostly salvaged material. This includes pre loved, recycled, up cycled, and found objects.

Successful exhibition entrants will be required to pay a $10 fee to cover costs of promoting the event and printing invitations. All items submitted must be for sale at the exhibition. Your wholesale prices should not exceed $120 for an item, as we like to keep sustainable design accessible to everyone! Although higher priced items will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All items are sold on a commission basis, it is free for artists to display their work in The Reverse Emporium, Reverse Garbage adds a 50% markup on the artist’s asking price plus GST.

To Apply: Please email a photograph (approx 1MB) of what you make or a design of what you intend to make along with a brief description of the item and what it is made from to “Salvage Garden” (subject line) Include ALL your contact details: full name, mobile phone number, e-mail address and postal address. Note that good quality, professional, high resolution pictures are often used for promotional purposes such as newspaper and blog articles relating to the exhibition and Reverse Emporium. If you have an Etsy store or blog or facebook page include the link so we can see the other things you make!

Submissions are due by MONDAY MARCH 19th Successful artists will be notified by THURSDAY MARCH 22nd with more information!

Questions can be directed to Brooke Nelson
Ph: 07 3891 9744 Mon - Tues, Thurs & Fri 9-5 Wed 9-1