ARTcycle is a company based in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia which turns used inner tubes, tires, toothbrushes and anything in between into stylish and useful products. Most of our items are made out of used innertubes, we also use other stuff that will have the same destiny in the landfill, but our main focus is on upcycling old tires. Here at ARTcycle , we make our best effort to change things around. Our mission is to get to the core of it here in our homeland, turning trash from landfill into an artform. We are trying to make a new way for the reincarnation of tires.

OUR MISSION!

Repurpose tires and inner tubes into conscious, fashionable and beautiful art, jewellery, bags, belts and useful complements

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE!

That´s our message to the world

www.artcyclebali.net

TRI PATWORO

RECYCLE ARTIST & DESIGNER

Son of artists, his mum is a Javanese dancer and his father was a painter, sculptor and dancer, both teachers. He graduated from the Institute of Arts in Jogjakarta and since then his life has been dedicated to the arts. In 2006, he began working with recycled materials, giving a second life to waste (used oil drums, laundry detergents, advertising banners, wheels, lighters, toothbrushes, etc.).

After spending 5 years in Australia and expanding its concept of recycling, he decided to continue his work in his homeland and he moved in the island of Bali. He develops his Recycling Art at ARTcycle Bali, dedicated to reincarnating garbage in art and useful objects, designing handbags, jewelry, furniture, sculptures etc. A great problem in his country where the consumption of plastics and packaging rises daily and end up burnt or in the seas.

Sharing the many options to give a second life to the trash using your hands and developing creativity without pollution impact, he is facilitating numerous workshops and participating in festivals across the island of Bali.

BLANKA

ARTIST & DESIGNER

Joining Pat since 2013, in love with him and Indonesia. Born at the Mediterranean Sea, a lover of art and earth!

She can see a treasure in every piece of garbage, reincarnate and create art of things that society think is worthless.

She comes from the independent theater, body in movement and performance art. Moved from the sea to the city, from the city to the cold mountain and from there she jumped into a tropical country where she immersed in the traditional arts and enjoys coconuts, monkeys and the smell of incense.

She loves to dance and smile

Why tires?

Tires are one of the most common items in landfills today. They are without a question the leading mode of transportation in the whole world and as a result also a major form of pollution. It takes thousands of years for a tire of a motorbike/car/truck to decompose in a landfill.

Tires are among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large volume produced and their durability. In the USA, an estimated 300 million tires are disposed of annually, a figure that is absolutely devastating. In Indonesia we don´t find the real accurate statistics of the whole country’s disposal of tires, as there is none. But we can assure, we´re not any better – in matter of fact we are in similar – if not worse – scenario as the country has very problematic garbage management system. In Indonesia it has become a real problem in local landfills as already only Balinese dump tons of waste tires into landfills each year, which pollute the waterways and cause a discernible nuisance as well.

Yet still tires are vital for our lives as the world would literally grind to a halt without
them. And it is not simply cars and trucks which would stop, every commercial airliner wouldn´t be able to land without rubber tires beneath them on the runway.

Worldwide, efforts are underway to address the issue of used tires. Tires are not biodegradable, so they need to be recycled and repurposed rather than discarded.

ONE TIRE AT A TIME!

In 2016 we collected and repurposed 650 pieces of tire tubes and 300 motorcycle tires in Bali.

REUSE, RECYCLE AND REPURPOSE!

Why produce more if we can use what we allready have?

Our passion

We run upcycled workshops, Kids are the Future, for kids in schools and festivals across the island of Bali. Sharing the many options to give a second life to the trash, using your hands and developing creativity without a pollution impact.

PLAYING IS THE BEST WAY TO LEARN!

CREATIVITY IS MAGICAL!