Images of a recent exhibition at the Northern Rivers Community Gallery. A seamless blending of Fine Art, contemporary hardwood Stick designs and sculptural works titled “Sticks no Stones.” Highlighting the sustainable uses and functionality for found wood and the tenacity of nature.
My rudimentary example of an industrial design wheel describes how people can access and select a sustainable business plan for a future in wood craft and industrial woodland businesses. All of the crafts outlined are currently under represented in Australian rural areas. Fascine making businesses which generate substantial incomes in England and Europe for river and coastal defence works are not available in Australia. This small industry alone could employ hundreds of people and provide creative solutions for dune stabilisation and erosion problems in coastal areas.
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