Brewarrina turns waste into fine art

ABOVE: A fish sculpture made entirely from recycled cans and other scrap metal. 
LEFT: Artist Cheryl Crawford with the fish sculpture.           Story and photos contributed.
ABOVE: A fish sculpture made entirely from recycled cans and other scrap metal. LEFT: Artist Cheryl Crawford with the fish sculpture. Story and photos contributed.
A fish sculpture made entirely from recycled cans and other scrap metal.

A fish sculpture made entirely from recycled cans and other scrap metal.

Community members add scales to the fish.

Community members add scales to the fish.

YELLOWBELLY fish sculptures made entirely from recycled cans and scrap metal have been showcased in two western NSW towns.

They were constructed by members of the Bourke and Brewarrina Aboriginal communities and were unveiled in the two towns to coincide with NAIDOC Week this week.

"These twin fish sculptures were a community education project supported by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and Netwaste, to harness people's imagination and raise awareness of just how much rubbish we all throw away," OEH chief executive officer Sally Barnes said.

She said National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and OEH staff were also visiting schools, cultural centres and public places this week to help celebrate Aboriginal history, culture and achievements.