Pianos Recycled challenges you to imagine ways to repurpose some or all of unwanted piano parts to prevent them ending in landfill!
Pianos not only embody a rich heritage of music and crafts skills but are made from materials that were sourced from depleted or near-depleted ancient forests and non-replenishable resources.
Sadly and despite this heritage, but typical in today’s “take, make, dispose” society, unwanted pianos end up in landfill. In Australia alone more than 2,000 pianos will end up at the municipal tip this year. Over the next 8 years the volume of pianos dumped would fill the MCG!
We are challenging practising, serious and aspiring artisans everywhere to craft objects from piano parts. Together we can develop a creative loop that will be better for the environment and building on the heritage of an unwanted piano, create new stories.
Imagine new jobs to be done for the piano. How might some or all of the parts of a deconstructed piano be used to create new functional or social value? What experience or experiences do you want to create?
Design. Add some innovation to your creative idea, visualise your creative solution and plan your project. As the overall visual effect and design intent is to showcase the piano, non-piano sourced materials may be incorporated in the design of the object but the judges will be looking to reward entries where piano materials predominate.
Create. Craft your item/object.
Entry Forms & Supporting Materials
All the information and forms you will need can be downloaded through these links:
|The Piano Transformation Challenge brochure||https://tinyurl.com/y2k8nenn|
|Upright Piano Taxonomy (Piano Parts)||http://tinyurl.com/y6yf3ann|
|Information, Terms & Conditions||http://tinyurl.com/y2j492xd|
|Example piano veneers/cases||ttps://tinyurl.com/yxvsc5fm|
Further information available from the Piano Transformation Challenge Co-ordinator (Peter Humphreys)
+61 (0) 437 352 422
View all VWA Exhibitions
2017 Double Take in Wood
2021 Royal Melbourne Show – Woodworking Competition & Exhibition
Victorian Woodworkers Association (VWA)
42 Courtney St,
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
VWA Wood Design Centre and Workshop
You can also get in contact using the form and we will make sure your message gets to the right person.
Please note that because we are a volunteer organisation, we sometimes cannot respond to you as fast as we would like and it may take a few days to get back to you.