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Refashion my footwear: Eco-Art for Educators

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Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd

20 Burke Street Woolloongabba

Brisbane, Queensland 4102

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Come along and revive a pair of pre-loved shoes to express your own style.

Be inspired by fashion designers like Alexander McQueen to refashion ordinary shoes into something spectacular. Use industrial discards and other unusual materials to create one-of-a-kind bling, or re-sculpt your shoes into a fabulous art piece.


Bring along your pre-loved shoes for revival with clean discards salvaged from the waste steam. We will also have a range of shoes available in anticipation of your inventive additions.

Professional Development series

This workshop is part of a new series aimed at primary and secondary school educators. Artists and members of the general public are also welcome to attend.

Our aim is to deliver workshops in alignment with the Australian Curriculum where sustainability is now one of the cross-curriculum priorities.

Our specialty within sustainability at Reverse Garbage Queensland is all about reuse; choosing to explore additional uses for materials, rather than to send them to landfill.

With that in mind, this workshop focusses on methods for reusing/ up-cycling salvaged materials. We aim to:

  • Explore the creative potential of unconventional materials (clean industrial discards);

  • Provide guided experimentation with materials and instruction on techniques for manipulation and application to a range of wearable art concepts, and

  • Investigate the development of wearable art and sculptural activities for your classroom or for personal pleasure.

Participants will get hands-on experience experimenting with materials from Reverse Garbage QLD to make their own wearable art creations.

Alexander McQueen and Wearable Art

The workshop theme is inspired by fashion designer and wearable artist, Alexander McQueen. McQueen often used "waste" and disposable materials to make wearable art, and his art pieces are also great examples of texture, drama, and incorporating ideas about consumerism and sustainability into high fashion.

We will start with a pair of cast off shoes, which are a fantastic focal point for wearable art.They will become a blank canvas for embellishing with unconventional materials, resculpting, redefining and repurposing.


This new workshop is presented in the lead up to Reverse Garbage QLD's new Refashion and Cosplay Exhibition, Worn Out?!? This exhibition encourages artists to use secondhand materials to create high-quality pieces for display to the general public and a panel of judges.

This workshop is specifically for individuals. If you have a large group (8+ people) keen to attend we encourage you to book a private workshop. Please contact our workshops team to arrange this.



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Who: Primary and secondary school educators, artists and the general public.
Where: Reverse Garbage Queensland, 20 Burke Street, Woolloongabba
Cost: $25 + $1.50 booking fee per person (tickets are not refundable)



Contact:

Mary Trabucco (Workshops Coordinator)

Phone: 07 3891 9744

Email: workshops@reversegarbageqld.com.au

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Reverse Garbage Queensland Co-op Ltd

20 Burke Street Woolloongabba

Brisbane, Queensland 4102

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