Makers Move - an interactive street event
Makers Move is a mobile jewellery workshop, a project initiated and realized by Josephine Winther and Gitte Nygaard.
Makers Move was launched in 2012 in the streets of Copenhagen. The mobile unit is our base where we work and where we have conversations with people on the street about objects or pieces of jewellery that they are carrying.
Makers Move want to show aspects of how to make jewellery, and to explore the stories and meanings connected to portable objects and jewellery. We want to investigate how artifacts can transmit who and what we are, and become the open books of memory that enable us to access the past in the present and convey a history much larger than themselves.
We call Makers Move ‘a medium of exchange’, and we trade stories about objects and jewellery, with pieces of cast imprints of people’s own special objects, which we make into pendants. We ask people on the street if they carry an object or a piece of jewellery that has a significant history or meaning connected to it. Then we make an imprint of the object or jewellery and cast it in pewter twice, creating two copies. One copy is for the person with whom we have the dialogue, and the other is for an exhibition of all the pieces alongside their stories.
As part of edgesbordergaps Makers Move are bringing their mobile workshop to the streets of Sydney.
Become part of the exchange with Gitte and Josephine at Reverse Garbage.
Sunday 5 July, 10am - 4pm and Monday 6 July, 12pm - 5pm
8/142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
(02) 9569 3132
Makers Move Down Under is kindly supported by Danish Arts Foundation and Reverse Garbage, Marrickville.