Be inspired and explore the creative potential of reusing and recycling household items and furniture.

Nine Brisbane artists have accepted the challenge to create works using household materials sourced from council tip shops and other second-hand stores.

The initiative was developed in 2012 to raise awareness of Brisbane City Council tip shops at Acacia Ridge and Geebung, which endeavour to keep reusable furniture and household items out of landfill.

The artworks include a giant cable harvester bug, made from plumbing and car parts, lamp shades and a hairdryer; a realistic sculpture fashioned from 180 second-hand books; and a series of insects made from biscuit tins, golf clubs and bed springs.

Professional photos of the final artworks will be displayed at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Fortitude Valley until August 19 (excluding Sundays).

The Salvage Recycling Art Exhibition will also feature a series of workshops and talks, exclusive videos, free exhibition tours, meet-the-artist sessions and more.

You can vote for your favourite artwork online here.

The top three artists will win a share of the $5000 prize money.

TIMES: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Feature image: Giuseppe Filardo Pinocchio’s nightmare