This short doco was filmed and edited by Jordan James from Citizen X Productions
A residency in Moreland in which the community works with industrial, textile and landscape artists in a series of workshops turning throwaway items into an artistic object.
ReProject brings together a cross-section of the community through a series of workshops aimed to encourage the re-utilisation of pre-loved things, giving credit to the story of every piece and continue the narrative of the item, while introducing Art & Craft to the community.
Reproject strives to explore imaginative ways to rediscover discarded household objects or personal items such as apparels or jewellery and turn them into an inspired object to be prominently displayed or worn. It’s an artistic initiative that seeks to re-think the way the Moreland community approaches their pre-loved goods.
During the school holiday, newly arrived Arabic speaking girls from high schools across Moreland were of prime focus during a four-day creative fashion workshop at NorthCity4 art space, ReSticth. Young girls whom have expressed desire towards design and fashion but have limited knowledge or encouragement to continue. These young groups engaged with Fashion and Textiles students from the RMIT Brunswick campus, leading this fashion workshop was RMIT alumni Britney Malpeli. ReStitch invited the girls to bring a bag full of the unwanted items that cluttered their wardrobes to be re-vitalised. The workshop saw old jeans turned into jacket, skirts into hand bags and pencil cases and the left over scraps turned into jewellery piece. This has provided a platform for cultural exchange and exploring the group’s creative abilities turning them into conceptual artists