From scrap to art - Art in the Park
Article from Examiner Newspaper, 25th February 2016
An old washing machine may not seem like much but to Byford couple Wayne and Wendy Jeffery it’s an opportunity to make something beautiful.
The Jefferys, who own Jalmer Wrought Iron in Armadale, have been collecting scrap metal and turning it into works of art for about six years.
Their work will be among those featured at the City of Gosnells’ Art in the Park event next month, which is part of the annual Homegrown Festival.
Mrs Jeffery said it was an opportunity to show people what could be made out of recyclable materials.
“Wayne’s always been a metal fabricator so we actually had a workshop over in Sydney but when we moved back here he decided he just wanted to do artwork so we changed our entire business,” she said.
“We get a lot of our material from scrap bins, old washing machines and steel that steel companies would throw in the bin.
“For us it’s all about the concept of art and creating something unique and beautiful out of something that could have been taken down to the tip.”
Mrs Jeffery said she and her husband were just two people among a group promoting art locally.
“When people think of art in the Perth hills they think of boring cottage art but actually there’s a lot of great work being produced here and there’s a big opportunity to keep promoting it,” she said.
Art in the Park is a free event, which will be held on March 14 from 11am to 2pm at the Gosnells town square next to the Agonis building in Albany Highway, Gosnells.
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