The Re:Design exhibition at Winchester Guildhall from 26 to 30 April is an exciting showcase of useful and attractive items for home or work, all made from resources that are usually thrown away. Children and people of all ages made the items on display as entries for The Great Waste Re:Design challenge “making waste into something wonderful” .

Dresses made by students from local colleges and schools at the Re:Design launch will also be on shown, including the winning dress from Kings School. 

The Winchester School of Art MA fashion students entered 21 outfits for the Re:Design competition, all made from clothing that no-one had bought, donated by the PDSA.  The winners and runners-up are on show at the exhibition before they hit the cat walk at the Winchester fashion show on 30 April.

The exhibition is also a second chance to the sort of items made from waste materials shown in the popular Trash to Treasure exhibition at the Discovery Centre which launched The Great Waste last April.

The Re:Design exhibition is at:

  • 26 – 29 April: Tourist Information Centre, Winchester Broadway, High St, Winchester SO23 9GH 10:00 – 5:00pm
  • 30 April: Keates Room, Winchester Guildhall 11:30am – 5:30pm

The exhibition is open to all and free.

Angela Clear, the Mayor of Winchester, will give the six winners their prizes at the exhibition launch on 25 April. Prizes have been kindly donated by the River Cottage Canteen, Sparsholt college, Theatre Royal, The Colour Factory and Two Hoots Camping. 

Re:Design Challenge is supported by Winchester Action on Climate Change, Winchester Business Improvement District, Winchester City Council and Winchester School of Art. 

The Great Waste is a joint venture with Winchester City Council and Winchester Action on Climate Change with a year of events and activities to help people reduce waste and increase recycling.