The exhibition “Beauty and the Best – Trash Turns into Artwork” opens in Gallery Tukt in Hitt Húsid Cultural Center in Reykjavík today. The exhibition is organized by SEEDS Iceland, an NGO promoting cultural diversity.
The objects on display are the result of a competition in which international volunteers participated to demonstrate how waste can be reused and turned into works of art. The project is part of UNESCO’s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and organized by SEEDS in cooperation with CCIVS, the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service at UNESCO.
SEEDS’ purpose is to preserve the environment, promote cultural activities in Iceland and create peace and mutual understanding on a global scale through volunteer exchange. During the past six months more than 300 international volunteers from 31 different countries contributed to different projects in Iceland on behalf of SEEDS, including the Viking Festival in Hafnarfjördur, the International Children’s Games, Irish Days in Akranes, the Great Fish Day in Dalvík and Culture Night, Gay Pride and the International Film Festival (RIFF) in Reykjavík.
Admission to the “Beauty and the Beast”exhibition is free and it is open every weekday until October 26.