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Frugal forest exhibition

Sea Acres National Park


Come along to discover this creative and unique project that transitions landfill into a man-made forest. The frugal forest exhibition is located within Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie.


Friday 8 September 2017 to Wednesday 31 January 2018, 9am–4.30pm

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Sea Acres National Park

$2 gold coin donation

Meeting point
Downstairs at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie
Bookings not required

Come along to experience the frugal forest exhibition in Sea Acres National Park. This creative project is an intricate and detailed forest installation entirely made from salvaged materials that were headed for landfill. You’ll see that nothing is wasted in this forest and all materials are creatively integrated. You'll notice how exceptional this project is when we live in a world with dwindling resources and growing waste.

A team of artists, musicians, scientists, schools and communities across the Mid North Coast have come together to create this sensory wonderland. Over 1170 people have contributed to this project, from making leaf litter to designing massive palm trees and creating soundscapes and videos.

Your entry into the exhibition is by gold coin donation, which supports educational programs for local students. Children will have the opportunity to join in creative workshops using recycled materials available throughout the spring and summer school holidays.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Sea Acres National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary