SEWING CLASSES FOR A SPECAL GROUP OF GIRLS
Last week we had an amazing 2 day workshop at Northcity4. It involved inviting several young girls to come and learn how to sew….. here’s more from Romani –
ReProject is a creative initiative that brings together the Moreland community, local artists, artistic spaces and the revitalisation of pre-loved goods.
ReProject centres on three key elements: participants, artists and the object. Participants re-examine their role in the consumer-producer cycle, and are encouraged to gain new perspectives and skills in production. Artists are invited to bring their experience and perspective to facilitate the participants’ engagement in ReProject. Together, the participants and the artists are given the opportunity to conceptually redefine their object.
ReProject works through three themes: fashion (ReStitch), garden landscape (ReGrow) and industry (ReBuild).
The brainchild of Mayssam Latif and supported by the City of Moreland and RMIT Arts Link, ReProject workshops run throughout 2013.
In April 2013, ReProject workshops brought together newly arrived female refugees and local artists in a four-day creative fashion workshop, ReStitch. Hosted by NorthCity4 art space, the participants were matched with Fashion and Textiles students from RMIT. With the guidance of lead facilitator, Britney Malpeli, ReStitch invited the young women to revitalise and redesign otherwise unwanted items from their wardrobes. Old jeans were converted into jackets, skirts into handbags, and pencil cases and left over scraps into jewellery pieces. The workshops provided a platform for cultural exchange, helping to explore both the participants’ and artists creative abilities and their perspective on the use of new and used objects and pre-loved goods.
all photos by Olga Gryniewicz