Here We Grow Again | Brisbane City Council

Here We Grow Again

Anika Lister is one of the finalists in Brisbane City Council's Recycling Art Competition and has created 'Here We Grow Again'.

“I’ve always been drawn to the concepts of nests and cocoons – places of nurture and growth. This piece represents the birth and re-birth of cycles”.

This piece is 180 centimetres high and is made from recycled rope, wire, string and Christmas decorations.

Recycling Art Competition

This competition explores the creative potential of recycling household items and furniture, and inspiring others to see the possibility in things that may have otherwise have been thrown away. The artworks have been created with items from Council's tip shops and other second-hand sales.

All about the artist

Anika has always lived in the art realm. It has been a constant in her life that has helped her enjoy and make sense of living. She has never felt that comfortable buying new materials to create artwork, as there is already so much material in the world, and is much more inspired by old and used things that hold an energy that can only come from the ageing process. Nature is another main inspiration for Anika and she has developed a ‘nest’ building trail by collecting bits and pieces found in the street and beyond, weaving them together.

More information

You can also watch this video and see all the other finalists and their artwork on Brisbane City Council's YouTube Channel. Alternatively, you can watch these videos in an accessible player on Vimeo.

You can also read the text version.

27 March 2015