Dross Evolution Gallery is a non-profit Organisation that is devoted to providing a fully equipped artistic environment, for people to utilize in a creative manner which will be conducive to physical and mental healing, create awareness to the value of recycling, as well as encourage companies to have a mission for their factory floor waste. We also provide a space for Artists and Designers, who use recycled, up-cycled or sustainable materials in their work a platform to exhibit as well as a free space to work in and a huge variety of recycled factory floor waste materials to use.
We believe that being creative can be instrumental in healing. "My personal pain journey started 6 years ago when I lost my business, my home, my marriage and finally I faced my own mortality and spent 6 months in hospital. My creative journey started not long after I was released from hospital and was vital in my healing process. I truly believe that art helped me get better and I want to provide a space to help others through that process" Martina Shannon. Dross Evolution is open to all who would like to use their creativity as a means to help them through life's struggles and we provide free space, materials and workshops for anyone who would like to join.
-The Eco Design Gallery, We Don't Scrap It... We Evolutionize It...
Every day factories all over Ireland throw away tons of re-usable quality factory floor surplus otherwise known as “Dunnage” This Dunnage consists of off cuts, scraps of fabric left over from cutting out patterns, materials and products that have not passed the quality tests, materials that are surplus to requirement, end of rolls, products that have been cut wrong or have errors, etc. The list is endless and for the most part this dunnage ends up in landfill . We at dross Evolution are passionate about keeping these materials out of landfill by using them to create a huge variety of quality Art and Design products by our group of Nationally and Internationally recognized Irish artists .
We are also very concerned about the amount of plastic that is entering our oceans and we want to show the world the beauty that can be created from waste. We hope to encourage industry to have a mission for its usable waste materials and we want to make this waste available to all forms of Artists and Designers and to make ethical decisions about where their waste ends up.
We also offer low cost Taste from Waste Recycling workshops to schools and colleges to inform and create awareness to this issue. Adults and Children can come and learn what can be done with Dunnage and can also create art and design products from the huge variety of materials that we have been given from companies. We also provide materials and mentoring for students who are involved in the Junk Couture Awards.
If you would like to support Dross Evolution in its work you can contribute on our funding page located here. https://gogetfunding.com/dross-evolution/ Every donation no matter how small will be extremely valuable in helping us to achieve our goal of getting the information out to industry that their is another option in keeping quality materials out of landfill.
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