CREATIVE: Bankhouse Originals owner Susan Richardson with a re-purposed coat hook made out of a crate.
CREATIVE: Bankhouse Originals owner Susan Richardson with a re-purposed coat hook made out of a crate. Susanna Freymark

Vintage Festival is a big idea for a small village

MALLANGANEE neeeds its own signature event.

And Bankhouse Originals owner Susan Richardson might have the answer.

Ms Richardson is seeking interest from creative people who re-purpose objects to make something else.

At her business she already stocks recycled, upcycled and re-purposed items for sale and she believes there is an interest and a market for a re-purposed Vintage Festival.

She points to the cuboard for sale on the shop floor. Made by Les Mundt from Tenterfueld, he managed to save two grand pianos that were destined for the dump. He took them home and spent a year dismantling the pianos and salvaging the timber. The result is a unique one-off piece of furniture that is not only beautifully made but also has a story behind it.

 

Re-purposed cupboard at Bankhouse Originals in Mallanganee.
Re-purposed cupboard at Bankhouse Originals in Mallanganee. Susanna Freymark

Ms Richardson is an artists and sculptor and know the work that goes it re-purposing objects.

She created a painting form a 1930s copy of the Women's Weekly titled Hands Off.

"I want the area to be known for its vintage," she said.

She reckons there are a ot of "hidden creatives" in the region who recreate parts of a tractor, a teapot - almost anything and turn it into something useful or beautiful.

The plan is to have the first Mallanganee Vintage Festival this year.

If you have an interest or are one of the hidden creatives, Ms Richardson is talking about give her a call on 0412 083 056.

 

A teapot re-purposed as a lamp.
A teapot re-purposed as a lamp.


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