Waste becomes Blossoms and Butterflies

Sat 5th & 12th February 2022

Children and adults alike are invited to join us as we turn textile waste into a beautiful community wall hanging.

Drop in and learn how to create flowers, leaves & butterflies from fabric waste. They will then be attached to a wall hanging where they will turn a bare tree into a blossoming one.

This project is embracing art, community and social activation. It has been created to bring awareness to an epic problem. By involving the community in a fun and engaging way it is our hope that it will start a chain reaction where we see a reduction consumption and the amount of textiles that ends up in landfill.

Art (noun)

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Definitions from Oxford Languages

Community art

Is artistic activity that is based in a community setting, characterised by interaction or dialogue with the community and often involving a professional artist collaborating with people who may not otherwise engage in the arts. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/c/community-art

Social art

Is the attempt to address or recognize a particular social issue using art and creativity. While a traditional artist uses their creative skills to express their take on the world, a social artist puts their skills to use to help promote and improve communities. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_artistry

This community and social art piece will provoke thought and we hope action.

The quilting of the wall hanging (base of the artwork) will represent the community coming together to foster and support each other. Which is being lovely made by the ladies from NYQG

The tree that will be created from roped or twisted fabric that will represent the life and strength of a community. Our team will do this.

The blooms, leaves & butterflies will represent the beauty that can come from a community coming together. You the community will make these.

Together we will create something special that will provoke us to all be purposeful in our actions in a fun and creative way.

To book in head over to our Facebook events links below
Hurstbridge 5th Feb 

Eltham 12th Feb

This workshop has been made possible by

Hope to see you at the workshop!

Katrina, & team XX