“Handcrafted – Rethink, Reuse, Recycle”


The Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales exhibition “Handcrafted – Rethink, Reuse, Recycle” is a challenge and an experiment to use materials that have been discarded and only used once. We’ve activated our craft skills and imagination to create new pieces that are valid, amusing and useful for yet another cycle of life and this process of repurposing and recycling can continue yet again  The members of Craft NSW and their guest exhibitors have played and worked with everything from railway sleepers, discarded blankets, used clothing, litter from parks, beaches, streets, and playgrounds. The works are all handmade with skill, enthusiasm and lateral thinking and thus rescuing discards from being yet another addition to landfill or as litter clogging our environment. Instead it has expanded our field of raw materials for our craft and inspiration. Our pieces are valid craft and art to be used or to amuse. The exhibition is part of Sydney Craft Week organised by the Australian Design Centre. We have a designated date for a Meet the Makers day and evening when you can chat with the exhibitors and find out what inspires us to keep creating craft and rising to new challenges. Looking forward to seeing you.