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The Frugal Forest Project
24 Oct 2014
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The Frugal Forest Project aims to build an intricately detailed forest installation entirely from salvage, with a soundscape gleaned from found sounds and short films to celebrate the contributors. Why? Because nothing is wasted in the forest, and we could really learn from that. Spanning the Mid North Coast of NSW, we are bringing together artists, musicians, scientists, industry and community members, ranging in age from school kids to respite care residents, to learn about the finite resources going to waste around us and to re-invisage the craft skills of a more frugal era. The project is in its second year, and will culminate in 2016 after approximately 5000 hours of handwork with an exhibition at Glasshouse Port Macquarie followed by a regional tour. The project was initiated by One Off Makery, founded by artist and puppetmaker Bryony Anderson with the intention of seeding a small creative industry of local artisans making high calibre work from frugal resources. To date, the project has been supported by Midwaste Regional Waste Forum and a Projects grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, with in-kind support from Glasshouse Port Macquarie. One Off Makery has also contributed facilities, equipment, and hundreds of hours of donated time.
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Activism Environment Older People Regional Young People CACD Craft Film and Video Sound Visual Arts Artist Forest installation recycled salvage soundscape
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