Collaged fast food at Newtown’s ArtSeat a commentary on waste and recycling

Thursday 4 June 2020

Council has unveiled the latest artwork at Newtown ArtSeat.

Newtown’s Kelly Wallwork says her work, called Wrapt You New Town, – a collage of discarded food and drink wrappers and containers, event posters and other detritus - is a comment on waste and recycling.

She describes the waste and as a “continuous landscape that abounds in the Newtown precinct”.

“The myriad of print and design that goes into packaging will reappear as a mountainous jumble, beautiful but a bit unsettling!

“At a distance it will look like a punky colourful landscape of hills, under a pendulous sky of
cumulus clouds.

“It will look beautiful, promising, threatening,” Kelly said.

The landscape will be made of collaged paper and card, sewn onto backing card or fabric.

“I clean and collage the cardboard and paper and sew it with a machine onto backing board,” Kelly said.

“I've been making smaller versions in card form for years, which I sell at Newtown Markets occasionally.”

Inner West Council’s ArtSeat is a permanent structure in Newtown Square that provides local, emerging and established artists with a space where experimental and non-commercial art can be showcased.

Incorporating public seating and lighting, the Art Seat is also a landmark meeting point.

For a print quality image of the work, contact the Communication team.

For an interview with the artist, contact Kelly Wallwork on or 0410 526 808.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or


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