Local musician Brad Smith took up making recycled cigar box guitars back in 2016 when he was off work after surgery.
Brad has been playing acoustic and electric guitars for the past 30 years but was interested in making and learning to play a three-string cigar box guitar.
Brad has made over a dozen in the past few years and finds great satisfaction in using as much recycled materials as possible, including not only second-hand cigar boxes and biscuit tins but even the timber for the necks are crafted from old timber handrails.
This Anzac biscuit tin guitar can be played acoustically but can also be plugged in, as it is also an electric guitar. Brad said cigar box guitars are easy to learn and is offering the lucky new owner a bonus free 30 minute lesson.
Rosemary has been painting and doing installation art since 1988. She has lived and travelled extensively in Australia and overseas, and learnt to sculpt in stone, wood and metal while living in Africa for three years.
Now living in Tannum Sands, Rosemary is inspired by the natural environment near her home and delights in using recycled materials in her sculptures.
Rosemary has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in painting and sculpture in Australia and overseas.
About the Sculpture
“Trench is inspired by the wader birds that can be seen occasionally feeding at Wild Cattle Creek and from materials sourced from the Benaraby Recycled Centre.”
My name is Irene Dudley and I owned Kapers BYO Restaurant for 16 years. As a donation towards fund raising for the mayor's charity ball and on behalf of Creative Recycling Centre I would like to offer to cook and serve a three course meal for six people at their own home at a time agreeable and convenient to all within a 12 month period from 11/5/2019. Whoever wins this prize may select their own menu from any selection they may choose from an old Kapers menu..
If you have a favourite or two not on the menu I will do what I can to provide. Congratulations on contributing to this worthy cause for local charities and we hope you have a wonderful intimate evening with friends or family.