Upcycled 
Emma Sherlock

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My project Upcycled reflects my desire to have a sustainable art practice through unconventional means. I achieved this in the past through my digital art works and minimal printing, this year I wanted to implement recycling into my art. I had been struggling to find much inspiration this year due to the pandemic, usually when I struggled, I was doodle in a sketchbook. This inspired me to create my own sketchbook out of recycled newspaper, old books and recycled printing paper. I mixed these materials together to make my own recycled paper for my own sketchbook, I hope people will be inspired to create their own unique recycled art projects when they look through my work. 

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Hello, I’m Emma Sherlock (they/them), I’m a third-year student studying under the Bachelor of Creative arts. My primary art discipline is digital painting and digital drawing, for this year my digital practice expanded to traditional art disciplines across multiple mediums. I am focusing on the concept of paper making and book binding to create my own series of sketchbooks that explore both my artistic and personal life. For the Latrobe University Arts Festival, I will be showcasing these books as an interactive experience for the guests as they will be able to explore these books by themselves. My goal is to show sustainable art in a non-traditional format by creating these books from recycled paper. After Festival I plan on studying again in 2022 under a Masters of Teaching as my long-term goal with university is to become an arts teacher so I can help others pursue a career in the arts.