SEWING WORKSPACE THU 19 NOV TO WED 25 NOVEMBER 2020
SAT 28 & SUN 29 NOVEMBER 2020
VENUE: HEARTH ART SPACE BY ART OUTREACH
01-24, BLK 47 MALAN ROAD, GILLMAN BARRACKS, SINGAPORE 109444
Renew Earth Sweat Shop is a community and participatory art project reacting to the environmental impact and labour conditions linked to the global fashion industry. Renew Earth Sweat Shop is an attempt to ‘reverse’ sweatshops – to become what a sweatshop is not, to counter waste, to rethink labour and ultimately to renew our earth.
In the past 7 pandemic months, Renew Earth Sweat Shop conducted a series of public sewing workshops, first online, then as the country slowly opened up, in small groups. They are given free reign to turn a mountain of used, discarded and rejected clothes into new wearable creations, as they inevitably pick up new skills in fashion design and making. Over 70 people committed to sew together while masked and socially distanced, turning used, discarded and rejected clothes into new wearable creations. Our public exhibition puts these participants and their creations centrestage.
HEARTH art space by Art Outreach at Gillman Barracks will open its doors on 19 Nov as a sewing workspace as participants continue to create as our exhibition is built around them and with them. A global problem can only be tackled by communities willing to connect, convene and work together. For the month of November 2020, this is that community.
Safe distancing measures apply. Maximum 6 pax at all times in the space at all times.