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The Rubbish Art Project


The Beginning

The Rubbish Art Project is a not for profit organisation based in the centre of Shepton Mallet, in a building that formerly housed a high street bank. Since April 2018 we have worked on developing a hub where people and groups can come together in a creative environment. We take waste material from our local charity shops and businesses and transform it into thought-provoking art.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an accessible platform for our community; as such much of the work created in our workshops is showcased in regular exhibitions where we make no differentiation between the work of professional artists and our Art Bankers. As well as curating exhibitions, we also programme events within the Art Bank.




Our Ambition

We believe creativity is the key to better health and connection. By providing an array of workshops and courses our objective is to improve confidence levels, support well-being and foster inclusion in a fun and friendly space.

We also collaborate with other local not for profit organisations to support their provision within the community, offering the creation and delivery of bespoke courses for individual groups.



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Creativity is Our Currency

The Rubbish Art Project, the Community Benefit Society at the Art Bank, has received funding from the following organisations:
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