Rock out with ArtZone as they unveil their recycled electronic creations at a special opening night of Heavy Metal, Friday, March 13 at 9 pm. For the past month, UNB’s student art collective Artzone has been collecting electronic waste and recycling it into art. It is estimated that 50 million metric tons of e-waste is dumped into landfills around the world. Many of the hazardous materials found in discarded electronic devices leach into the soil during rainfall and can have dangerous effects on our eco-system. Heavy Metal is part of an environmental awareness project in support of the UN initiative, World Water Day.
ArtZone is a home base for students from UNB, STU and NBCCD interested in creativity and the visual arts. ArtZone fosters visual literacy through workshops as well as informal skill sharing. No experience required; students just need to bring their interest and their desire to learn.
Heavy Metal opens with a free live performance by three of Fredericton’s heaviest metal bands: Ho Chi Minh Shuffle, Moment of Inertia and Wasteland Zombies. Moment of Inertia was just voted one of the best metal bands in the City of Fredericton by Grid City Magazine. Doors open at 9:00 pm for this all ages event.
There’s still time to bring your electronics to the UNB Art Centre. E-waste collected for Heavy Metal will be recycled by local e-cycling company, Beaverdam Recyclers. To view a list of items that you can recycle, visit the Heavy Metal Event Facebook page or the UNB Art Centre blog.
The UNB Art Centre is located at Memorial Hall, 9 Bailey Drive, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The galleries are open 9 am – 4 pm weekdays and for special events. Admission is free to members of the public. Everyone welcome!