I love to rescue things from landfill!
Loving this article by John McDonald – he makes lots of points about body decorations very clearly. He talks about the ‘lopsided’ fashion industry where items are made for cents ad sold for thousands. He talks about ‘innovations’ that can add to production. Which is unclear to me – printing is not new, although certainly revolutionary. Fashion makers have used printing/stamping for a long time. Maybe the biggest difference between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ is the production.
He talks about the irony of the destruction of nature wrought by the fashion industry. Nature enlisted in the social theatre of fashion. Meaning communicated with materials and symbols. Expression of tribe.
McDonald must often have to argue that clothing can belong in a capital A Art Institution because he finishes with the observation that a Hallmark of Fashion: Most dazzling dresses are the least worn. Exposed for one night, then entombed in a closet. The natural habitat for luxurious objects is the art museum.
This artist does a lot of work with wearable plastic.
TINKERING TANK @ CAIRNS CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2015
WORKSHOPS: 7 APRIL – 7 MAY
CAIRNS CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2015: Sunday 10th MAY
MAZE VISITS: 11 – 29 MAY
For the 2015 CAIRNS CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Tank 4 will become a recycling solar system where visitors travel through a cardboard maze of space, planets and rockets to a reimagined alien world.
The maze will be a sustainable dream, constructed from donated, found and repurposed materials – a cacophony of interspatial ideas facilitated by artist-in-residence Ruby Boussard.
Workshops to help build the giant rocket and maze are being run in March and over the school holidays. Participants will be instrumental in the final outcome at CAIRNS CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2015 – Sunday 10th May.
Pump House, on the Collins Avenue promenade
Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Week 2 – Tues, Wed, Thurs 14, 15, 16 April (10am – 2pm)
$40 per child per day (all ages, sign-in).
Adult participants welcome: $20 per child, adult free.
EXTRA : BUILD THE ROCKET-A-MAZE OPPORTUNITIES
Sat 25 April & Sat 2 May (10am to 12noon)
Tues 28 April & Tues 5 May (10am to 12noon)
Thurs 30 April, & Thurs 7 May (10am to 12noon)
$20 per child per session (all ages, sign-in).
Adult participants welcome: $10 per child, adult free.
SCHOOL TOURS AND WORKSHOPS:
DATES: 11 – 29 MAY
2 hours; up to 60 children; 2 classes with teacher and adult supervision; ages 6-12.
$150 per group
CALL OUT FOR DONATIONS:
– old desk top printers (bubble jet or laser), telephones, keyboards, cables
– half empty tins of paint
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Sustainable Living Expo this year was at the new location of the Cairns Esplanade.
26 Jun 2011 – 11am to 4pm
In the childrens craft area we created a web of sustainable vehicles (made from recycled materials) between two fig trees. I was the town planning fairy, making sure all placements went to plan.
There were a range of exhibits from local businesses and organisations that promote sustainability, as well as face painting, roving performers, workshops, and an environmental art exhibition by local school students.
The Expo offers a great opportunity for local businesses and organisations to showcase their services and products, and is a wonderful display of sustainable living information, technology demonstrations and new innovations. The Expo is jointly organised by Cairns Regional Council and the Tropical North Queensland TAFE.
*website Sustainable Living Expo