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I love rock 'n' roll so put another recyclable in the jukebox!

A Surrey gallery will be putting the rock n roll into a recycled exhibition of art and design next year. Guitars made from plastic bottles and yoghurt pots are among work to be displayed at Guildford House Gallery, in the High Street, hosted by Guildford Borough Council. Project co-ordinator for recycling Jane Alexander said: The exhibition will feature a living room with furniture made from recycled materials. For instance, chairs, lampshades and other furnishings will be made out of recycled goods. We are hoping to inspire the community and demonstrate that using recycled materials for design is not a chore but a really exciting option. Alexander was inspired by the idea of the show when she visited a recycled glass show in Portsmouth. We also have fine art exhibitions going on, and sculptures made from recycled paper and recycled textiles. We hope that local artists will approach us with their ideas. We want to encourage people in our community to work with recycled materials. We also hope to inspire students and raise their awareness of recycled products. Councillor for the environment Jenny Wicks added: It raises awareness of the importance of recycling, valuing our towns and countryside through clearing up our waste. Its vital that we close the loop and buy recycled goods and this exhibition shows how exciting this can be. Image: It shows (Left-Right) Jane Alexander, project coordinator at the Recycling Department, Guildford Borough Council, Diana Roberts from Guildford House Gallery, and lead artist Caroline Jackman holding a Simon lee guitar made from recycled plastic bottles (multi coloured) and yoghurt pots (white).

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