The Art of Rubbish is a competition encouraging people to make art from waste.

An orangutan made out of wire from a pheasant pen and forestry fences, who reminds one member of the audience of Eamon Dunphy. The piece was made by sculptor Rupert Till and is just one of the artworks being used to inspire people to enter a new competition called 'The Art of Rubbish'.

The brains behind the competition is manager of TileStyle, Chairman of the Design Yard and art lover Jim McNaughton. Inspired by the work of Africans who made toys from rubbish.

If the Africans can make so much from so little, if the Irish people could make a little from so much.

Artist Pauline Bewick joins Pat and describes just some of the upcycled or recycled works of art from children's toys, to furniture to jewellery. 

This episode of 'Kenny Live' presented by Pat Kenny was broadcast on 12 October 1996.