Recycler Droid | Brisbane City Council

Recycler Droid

Will Davy is one of the finalists in Brisbane City Council's Recycling Art Competition and has created 'Recycler Droid'.

“Self-assembled and maintained, these machines can be found roaming the mounds of discarded, recyclable items in transfer stations on the outskirts of major cities. However, they are rarely seen as they merge with their surroundings.”

This piece is 190 centimetres high and is made from discarded motorcycle parts and other mechanical pieces, a vacuum cleaner and a gym machine.

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

Brought up in Zimbabwe, Will is profoundly affected by the rich African culture of hands-on art in which he was continually immersed throughout his childhood. There, he learned not to throw anything away, as there was nothing in the shops to buy. Every object had an alternative purpose and function, and this is the basis for Will’s recycled artworks. Time spent in Paris and Barcelona ignited a love of impressionism and ceramic sculpture. Will has combined his skills and created paintings, sculptures and mosaic installations reflecting the influences gained during travel.

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