Ethical Makers Movement Upcycling with EMM
Upcycling with EMM is a pop-up interactive jewellery project – an opportunity for hands-on artistic expression. Ethical Makers Movement (EMM) is a collective of makers and like-minded individuals working together to raise awareness of and drive change in craft practices, to make them more ethical and environmentally sustainable. Started in 2013, EMM runs events, forums and creates work collaboratively with a focus on inspiring makers and the public alike. The Upcycling with EMM project invites passersby and members of the public to sit down and make their own beaded bracelet/necklace out of old newspapers and paper waste, empowering the community to take well known refuse and repurpose it. On-the-spot teaching will be given by a selection of EMM members – some of Melbourne’s most well regarded makers in the fields of bead work and recycled materials. In addition to raising awareness of contemporary jewellery and its use of alternative materials, the project invites broader engagement with ethical making and issues around sustainability.
Southgate Spillway, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia. Access via Southgate along the Yarra, or enter via Southgate Avenue.