The ‘New Again’ exhibition at Storiel in Bangor is exploring the theme of recycling, by showcasing how discarded, unwanted or broken items can be turned from ‘rubbish’ into works of art.

The items on show include examples of ‘recycling’ from Storiel’s museum collection. Some are beautiful pieces made from treasured fragments, others from discarded broken objects which have been used in a completely new way.

In the past most material objects were used until they were worn out, sometimes by a succession of owners, or remade into other things. Today recycling has become very important in a different way. Our discarded waste, especially those things made from plastics and artificial fabrics, is threatening to overwhelm the world’s fragile ecosystem.

Some of the items in the exhibition are available to purchase – hats and jewellery by the recycling artist Val Hunt made from re-used drinks cans, and textile birds made by Liesbeth Williams which are made from left over material from her quilt and textile projects. These are beautiful contemporary examples of how materials can be recycled and re-used.

The exhibition will be open at Storiel, Bangor until 30 March 2019.

Storiel is open Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm.