Something from Nothing: Making Wearables from Plastic Packaging


Lori Goldberg_01Location: Artspeaks Tent - West side of Ferry Building Gallery

Event Type: Workshop

Cost: $10 material fee. Please pre-register at 604-925-7270 (course #142017), or register online.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create purses, belts, and other wearable artwork by upcycling single-use plastic packaging. Canadians throw away 3 million tons of plastic waste every year and only 9% is recycled - most plastics end up in landfills. Through creating a project using single-use plastic packaging, Lori hopes to instill a sense of ownership of our actions that can make a difference on our planet.

Participants can reconstruct the project into another idea by taking away or adding to it. The creative possibilities are endless! Reminiscent of the children's book 'Something From Nothing', a story about a grandfather who is a tailor and his grandson. Starting with a baby blanket, the expert tailor turns it into a coat, then a tie, then a hankie and finally into a button. 

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Artist bio

Lori Goldberg attended Langara College Fine Arts program, Ontario College of Art, and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As an artist, she has always sought intersections with broader communities, developing collaborative and mutually instructive inquiries about how art can affect positive environmental changes. She has spearheaded socially engaged projects in Akumal, Mexico, Governors Island, NYC, Vancouver, and Squamish BC. Over the last two decades, Goldberg has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and frequently presented at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. She is represented by McQueen Art Agency, Edmonton, Alberta.

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