Calling all artistans, designers, makers and creators!
CALLING ALL ARTISANS, DESIGNERS, MAKERS and CREATORS!
Reverse Emporium at Reverse Garbage is calling for submissions for another fantastic exhibition of handmade objects created form salvaged materials!
Reverse Garbage presents… JUNKIE COUTURE II !
15th September – 27th September 2012
After looking back on nearly 10 years of Reverse Garbage salvaged art exhibitions we got a bit nostalgic and decided this time around to revisit a favourite exhibition and do it all again!
JUNKIE COUTURE (2010) was one of our most popular exhibitions, focussing on fashion, jewellery, accessories and adornements made from salvaged materials! We want to see more! and just in time for the spring racing season!
Forget your average mass-produced accessories, we want to see original handmade creations using salvaged materials. Have a look around the Reverse Garbage warehouse, there’s endless materials just waiting to be transformed into fabulous adornments for the body!
Objects suitable for Junkie Couture II:
Jewellery - earrings, rings, necklaces, collars, brooches, badges, bracelets and cuffs
Accessories – clutches, bags and satchels, belts, hats, scarves, fascinators, hair accessories
Clothing – t-shirts, vests, dresses, skirts etc
Soft furnishings and home wares – cushions and pillows of all shapes and sizes, rugs, napery, garlands and bunting, bowls, coasters, clocks, frames, mirrors, soft toys/dolls and furniture
Art – artworks on salvaged paper and canvas, framed works, drawings, collages and paintings
Paper goods – decorations, journals, cards, collage, drawings on salvaged paper and prints
Metal work – jewellery, sculpture, wall hangings
If you would like to submit objects such as soft furnishings/home wares etc make sure they have a “fashiony” twist!
Opening Night: Saturday Night September 15th time TBA
As with all Reverse Garbage exhibition opening there will be live entertainment, food and drinks. There will also be a henna tattooist and live models wearing some junkie couture creations!
Entry Requirements: All items submitted for the exhibition must be handmade by the artist, finished to a high standard, suitable for sale and made up of mostly salvaged material. This includes pre loved, recycled, up cycled, and found objects.
Successful exhibition entrants will be required to pay a $10 fee to cover costs of promoting the event and printing invitations. All items submitted must be for sale at the exhibition. Your wholesale prices should not exceed $120 for an item, as we like to keep sustainable design accessible to everyone! Although higher priced items will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. All items are sold on a commission basis, it is free for artists to display their work in The Reverse Emporium, Reverse Garbage adds a 50% markup on the artist’s asking price plus GST.
To Apply: Please email a photograph (approx 1MB) of what you make or a design of what you intend to make along with a brief description of the item and what it is made from to “Junkie Couture II” (subject line)firstname.lastname@example.org
Include ALL your contact details: full name, mobile phone number, e-mail address and postal address. Note that good quality, professional, high resolution pictures are often used for promotional purposes such as newspaper and blog articles relating to the exhibition and Reverse Emporium. If you have an Etsy store or blog or facebook page include the link so we can see the other things you make!
Submissions are due by FRIDAY JULY 12th Successful artists will be notified by TUESDAY JULY 17th with more information!
Questions can be directed to Brooke Nelson
Ph: 07 3891 9744 Monday - Tuesday 9-5 Wed 9-1 Thursday- Friday 9-5