Dross Evolution Community Art Center is a Non- Profit Social Enterprise that is devoted to providing a fully equipped artistic environment, for anyone to utilize in a creative manner. We are small but we have big ideas and we are passionate about bringing recycling awareness to our community through the medium of art. Any profit we make goes back into providing as many FREE services as we can.
What We Do;
We run Regular Free Art Classes, Subsidized Drop In Art Clubs, Arty Parties, Workshops, Recycling Workshops for Schools/ Colleges/ Clubs, Low Cost Studio Space Hire, Portfolio Mentoring, Private Art Classes, Youth Art Groups, Support and Guidance for Emerging Artists & Craft Makers, Exhibitions, Corporate Art/Design , etc. If you would like any information about any of the services we offer or would like to join the DE Community, please contact us HERE. Or Call Martina on 0851519626
The Eco Design Gallery, We Don't Scrap It... We Evolutionize It...
Every day factories all over Ireland throw away tons of re-usable quality factory floor surplus otherwise known as “Dunnage” This Dunnage consists of off cuts, scraps of fabric left over from cutting out patterns, materials and products that have not passed the quality tests, materials that are surplus to requirement, end of rolls, products that have been cut wrong or have errors, etc. The list is endless and for the most part this dunnage ends up in landfill . We at dross Evolution are passionate about keeping these materials out of landfill by using them to create a huge variety of quality Art and Design products by our group of Nationally and Internationally recognized Irish artists, Emerging Artists, Local Craft Makers. We also use these materials to teach children through Art the value in recycling. We provide low cost or Free "Wombles" Art Clubs, where children can explore a huge variety of materials and make lots of Amazing Art.
We are also very concerned about the amount of plastic that is entering our oceans and we want to show the world the beauty that can be created from waste. We hope to encourage industry to have a mission for its usable waste materials and we want to make this waste available to all forms of Artists and Designers and to make ethical decisions about where their waste ends up.
We also offer low cost Taste from Waste Recycling workshops to schools and colleges to inform and create awareness to this issue. Adults and Children can come and learn what can be done with Dunnage and can also create art and design products from the huge variety of materials that we have been given from companies. We also provide materials and mentoring for students who are involved in the Junk Couture Awards or who are working on their Art Portfolio for College Entrance.