Made From Scraps brings artists and designers of all type together to find practical and creative uses for a featured “scrap” material. Artists participating in Made from Scraps: Volume 1 represent a variety of backgrounds and practices, and converge around a common material: wood. This series sparks a new conversation about sustainability, as the artists and designers innovate products and applications that provide practical solutions to design and objects of value, sentimentality, beauty, and longevity. As each volume progresses, the artists dive deeper into the subject matter together, creating an interconnectedness of community, shared learning and inspiration. The Crafted Vancouver event is the closing celebration of Made From Scraps: Volume 1, and features work that has been developed over the course of 8 months.
The grand finale of Made From Scraps: Volume 1 begins on May 17th and comes to a close, alongside the Crafted Vancouver festival, on May 30th. The exhibition debuted on Nov 15, 2018, with a total of five instalments spanning several months. Each past exhibition has featured a new curation of original artworks derived and constructed from “scrap” wood material by a roster of 40+ local craftspeople and artists. This final exhibition will unveil works of grandiose scale and unexpected interdisciplinary collaborations from a core group of the participants.
The work emerging from the Made From Scraps series is big, bold, and made from reclaimed and salvaged wood. The artists participating in this exhibition series have stepped beyond their traditional practices to work with new materials, learn new processes, and diversify the scale of their projects. Each individual work embodies the timeless majesty of our local forests, their enduring strength, and their reincarnation of purpose.