Our skilled team of educators and artists will get participants working with materials from our vast array of industrial discards and quirky leftovers. Participants will get the chance to design and make something to take home with them, as well as being encouraged to think about sustainability and the value of creative reuse.

Brett Lyon

Manager, Education and Professional Development Programs

(M.Ed, B.Ed, DipMktg, CertIVTae)



Fiona Arnold is a well known ‘local’ of the Inner West, she is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator working across sculpture and installation. She has been a practicing community artist for thirty years and is a well known member of the Addison Road community and Reverse Garbage retail team. Fiona enjoys the opportunity to introduce the use of tools to those who have never had the chance.

In 2018 Fiona created a large scale installation on behalf of Reverse Garbage for the Sydney Bienale using reuse materials.


Dip.Arts(Illustration), M.F.A(Painting)

Brendan Smith works across the art and design spectrum with artists, designers and educators. He has been exhibiting his own work both nationally and internationally since 1986. He specialises in art and design education working with culturally and linguistically diverse students, from school age kids to adults in the international tertiary education system.

Brendan presented an interactive music makers installation for the Musica Viva Festival in April 2019 on behalf of Reverse Garbage.


B.V.Arts(Hons), MArtAdmin.

India has worked closely with the Reverse Garbage Education team since 2017. Her long association with Reverse Garbage started in the mid 90s when she was at art school and needed to source affordable materials for projects. India maintains a studio-led practice, specialising in Drawing, Installation and Sculpture and maintains an external studio.