ReVision held its first show in October 2007 to celebrate Canada-wide Waste Reduction Week and to provide a showcase for artists using recycled materials as a major component of their work.
We incorporated ReVision - the Art of Recycling Society (ReVision) as a non-profit society in February 2011. We continue to provide a showcase for artists using recycled materials as a major component of their creative process and a public venue to advance awareness about issues of sustainability and zero waste / reusability.
ReVision has held its shows on Granville Island since it started, as it represents exactly the vision we have demonstrating that recycled materials can have a vibrant, fulfilling new life through envisioning and repurposing. Initially held inside the Granville Island Hotel, the 2011 show collaborated with Creekhouse Industries to move the show to a much longer, larger outdoor venue throughout the Creekhouse complex on Granville Island - 17 shops, walkways and plazas located just beside the Granville Island Public Market. The show incorporated large and small works in both public and merchant spaces.
It was extremely well received and was extended from the original 10 days into a three week run. Besides the public art, the festival incorporated art making workshops, sound making workshops and a wearable art fashion parade.
REVISION AT CREEKHOUSE FESTIVAL 2012
Owing to the popularity of 2011's show and our continued collaboration with Creekhouse Industrial and the CMHC at Granville Island, ReVision at Creekhouse undertook a 2-month (June 2 to July 27) juried exhibition, sale and festival featuring art made from recycled, salvaged, scrounged or found materials, be it useful, beautiful, odd, playful or thought provoking.
Large scale works will be displayed in and around the boardwalks and patios of Creekhouse while smaller works will be situated in more sheltered locations. A Wearable Art Fashion Parade was scheduled for Sunday July 22, 2012. Further, we anticipated setting up a Guerrilla Gallery to house work we cannot display within the confines of the venue. Art-making workshops or Creation Stations were held on selected weekends throughout the 2 months.
ReVision at Creekhouse remounted a sample of the art from the summer 2011 show in partnership with Granville Island Winterruption from Friday February 24 to 26, 2012.
REVISION - THE FUTURE
Exhibitions of Art from Recycled materials is a growing trend throughout North America. Many US cities have integrated the exhibitions in with their recycling initiatives and facilitate the exhibits while promoting businesses to support them. ReVision is interested in exploring initiatives that grow public awareness and promote recycling through or with Art components.
We have some industrial partnerships in place and are actively seeking key sponsorships and volunteers to facilitate our work and exhibitions as we move forward. A key interest at this time is industrial storage space for pedestals, custom mounts and protective covers used during exhibitions.
The Art of Recycling