Trash Reimagined

Trash Reimagined with Hanna Hoyne

Trash Reimagined
With Hanna Hoyne

Thursday 6-8:30pm

24 October – 28 November 2019

See the world of garbage with new eyes; reimagine what you throw away to become new, unique and lovable little sculptures. Hanna Hoyne will show you simple and inexpensive methods to create an original form, and a cast of it, so you can create infinite copies. Work on the surfaces of both sculptures, treating them differently to become two conceptually different works.

About Hanna Hoyne

Hanna Hoyne

Hanna Hoyne is a sculptor, designer and performance artist, exhibiting in Australia, Germany and Hong Kong. She is now a full-time freelance professional artist, previously having worked as a sessional university lecturer and researcher. She produces sculptural and performance costumes, runs a sustainable fashion label and works on public sculpture commissions. She dreams of becoming involved in larger sustainable public space design projects with a vision to the future.


Week 1 (24 October)
After a short introductory presentation on the course concepts, materials and methods, we will choose three mystery objects and begin compositing them into one, using the tape-binding method and eco-cellophane wrapping.

Week 2 (31 October)
Finish wrapping objects with eco-cellophane and move on to our next materials, fiberglass tissue and Bondcrete.

Week 3 (7 November)
We will discuss object surfaces, with examples, as we continue applying fiberglass and Bondcrete to our objects. We will then move on to plaster and a Bondcrete water solution and how to apply on an object in a smooth and efficient matter. We will research materials and final looks for our objects, to be discussed in week 4.

Week 4 (14 November)
This week we will learn how to heal seams with tissue and Bondcrete as we cut the shell off our objects.Demonstrate cutting off the shell of the original objects and how to reassemble using tape and then healing seams with tissue and Bondcrete. Inspect original, unwrapped object and surface it with tissue and bondcrete, and discuss choices for surface treatments.

Week 5 (21 November)
Sand and fill newly cast object, applying plaster and bondcrete as needed and prepare surface treatments for your sculptures, and consider possible titles.

Week 6 (28 November)
Clad your objects with appropriate surface treatments, working collaboratively to achieve your desired results. We will name and photograph our finished pieces.



All materials will be provided.

What to bring

Small notebooks & pencil. Wear clothes you are happy to get dirty in, and closed shoes.


Please note, enrolment closes one week prior to the first workshop.

Terms and conditions

  • Refunds are available if requested at least one week (7 days) prior to the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Refunds requested within one week (7 days) of the commencement of the workshop(s) are only available in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentation (i.e. medical certificate).
  • No refunds will be given after the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Partial refunds are not available if you are unable to attend individual workshops that are part of a workshop series.

More info

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.