Salvage 2017 - Furniture restoration demonstrations

Salvage 2017 - Furniture Restoration Demonstrations 

Brisbane City Council's annual Recycling Arts Exhibition includes a series of workshops and demonstration open to the public. I will be joined by Rebecca Barnett from Relative Creative to host furniture restoration demonstrations at each of the Brisbane City Council Tip Shops.

We have so many resources available to us, so in the name of sustainable material culture we encourage restoring and repairing rather than replacing. Many of these craft processes are easy, and while they may be take time, the skills are valuable. We will show how to strip back and restore chairs, footstool and tables, and talk about the best materials and tools to use. We will also give some advice on what kinds of qualities to look for when purchasing furniture so that it will last and then can be restored later on - furniture against landfill!

If you have a potential restoration project and would like some help, bring a photo and we can talk about what you can do, and what materials and tools are needed.

Geebung tip shop demonstration:
Saturday 29 July 2017, 9am - 12 noon.
27A Prosperity Place, Geebung.
Free, no bookings necessary.
More information on the BCC website.

Acacia Ridge tip shop demonstration:

Saturday 5 August 2017, 9am - 12 noon.
46 Colebard Street West, Acacia Ridge.
Free, no booking necessary.
More information on the BCC website.