SPLASH OF COLOUR: Some of the artwork that has popped up on the bins in Nimbin. From left, Lismore City Council’s waste education officer Danielle Hanigan with artists Donna Sharam, Kay Sweeney, and Markus Ahedron.
SPLASH OF COLOUR: Some of the artwork that has popped up on the bins in Nimbin. From left, Lismore City Council’s waste education officer Danielle Hanigan with artists Donna Sharam, Kay Sweeney, and Markus Ahedron. Cathy Adams

Nimbin's bins get an arty makeover

WHEN Markus Ahedron read a message on a bin outside his workplace asking, “Do you want your artwork here?”, he saw it quite literally as a sign to enter the Nimbin Street Bin Art Competition.

It’s a good thing he did, because the Nimbin Tattoo Studio manager’s work now adorns new rubbish bins along Cullen St.

Lismore City Council’s waste education officer, Danielle Hanigan, said the competition called for members of the public to submit their artworks to cover the sides of recently installed rubbish bins.

“This is a great way to get public artworks out there, and a great way to beautify something that’s traditionally pretty drab-looking,” Ms Hanigan said.

The competition drew a great response from people of all age groups and ages, both professional and amateur.

From the submissions, several artists’ works were chosen and installed on Monday.

Some of the artists, Donna Sharam, Kay Sweeney, and Mr Ahedron, visited the street yesterday to survey their work, and were delighted to add to the colour and vibrancy of the town.

“It’s such a colourful town to begin with,” Mr Ahedron said.

“So just to be a part of adding the colour to it is just great.

“It goes with a lot of the other artwork on top of the buildings, and it really just carries that idea of the town”.

Twelve artworks now adorn bins by artists Markus Ahedron, Alfredo Bonanno, Sophie Amelia, Kay Sweeney, Julz Davidson and Donna Sharam.



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