Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling

Langley Centennial Museum, in partnership with the Langley Arts Council, is opening a new exhibit titled “Creative Reuse: The Art of Upcycling” featuring works of art and design created from items that would otherwise end up in our landfills. Each piece is composed from a minimum of 75% found or repurposed materials, giving it a unique new value and aesthetically pleasing function.

The upcycling movement has witnessed a resurgence as people work to combat climate change. However, the “do what you can with what you’ve got” approach has existed throughout history, particularly when resources have been harder to access during times of war, pandemics, and economic depressions. It is hoped that visitors to the exhibit will be inspired to find ways to upcycle items in all aspects of life, and explore ways for households, workplaces, and businesses to consume less, reuse, and repurpose, creating sustainable and long-term change.

Over 27 artists are featured with over 40 pieces of art. The exhibit runs from Earth Day, April 22, until July 11. To see the display, and possibly be inspired to make something yourself, book a visit to the museum at museum.tol.ca.