FIX AND MAKE
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OBJECT THERAPY

Object Therapy is a research and design project designed to help us rethink our consumption patterns and reevaluate the broken objects that surround us. Join us for the exhibition opening featuring 30 repaired objects and excerpts of video interviews of the owners.

TIME6PM
DATEThu 13 Oct 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COSTFree

PAST EVENTS

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FIX AND MAKE MARKET

A free day of live making and communal action to introduce the Fix and Make program and collaborators. It’s free and all ages; drop on in from 10AM – 2PM.

TIME10AM – 2PM
DATESat 07 Nov 2015
PLACENishi gallery, Canberra
COSTFree
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RESHAPING GLASS

Break it. Remake it. Learn new ways for reviving broken glass objects and steward this brilliant material into old age with the head of the glass workshop at ANU, Richard Whiteley.

TIME9AM – 1PM
DATESat 14 Nov 2015
PLACEANU, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession
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MAKE A SWARM TRAP (MELB)

Make your very own pre-fab swarm trap – a safe house for honey bees – to take home and install with Honey Fingers and Many Many. Satellite event. Host at MPavilion, Melbourne

TIME2 – 5PM
DATESun 15 Nov 2015
PLACEMPavilion, Melbourne
COSTFree
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THE OWNERSHIP OF THINGS

This talk brings together neuroscientist Dr Pascal Molenberghs, designer Trent Jansen, entrepreneur Bruce Jeffreys and historian and artist Anne Brennan to explore the concept of ownership.

TIME6PM
DATEWed 18 Nov 2015
PLACEPalace Electric Cinema, Canberra
COST$25 / $15 concession (including a drink)
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19 OBJECTS: NEW WAYS TO VALUE

An archaeological dig through the personal archives of Hotel Hotel curators Nectar Efkarpidis, Ken Neale and Don Cameron.

TIME6PM
DATEWed 25 Nov 2015
PLACENishi gallery, Canberra
COST$15 / $10 concession (including a drink)
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MAKE YOUR OWN CAMP FURNITURE

Create bush furniture from twigs and a biodegradable plastic with nothing but your hands and a kettle with Melbourne based object and furniture designer Dale Hardiman.

TIME1.30 - 5.30PM
DATESat 05 Dec 2015
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession
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MAKING AS MEDITATION

Whittle your own long-life chopsticks by hand from salvaged wood while listening to a gentle reading of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s ‘In Praise of Shadows’, an essay on Japanese aesthetics. With Canberra designer Tom Skeehan.

TIME9AM – 1PM
DATESat 16 Jan 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession
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MAKING AS MEDITATION (MELB)

Whittle your own long-life chopsticks by hand from salvaged wood while listening to a gentle reading of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s ‘In Praise of Shadows’, an essay on Japanese aesthetics. With Canberra designer Tom Skeehan.

TIME2 – 5PM
DATESat 23 Jan 2016
PLACEMPavilion, Melbourne
COSTFree
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FOR SCHOOL

Curated by Bree Claffey (Mr Kitly) and Sarak K (the Other Hemisphere, Supercyclers) ‘for school’ is an exhibition
of objects for use in the classroom. This exhibition of handmade objects questions mass production and presents an alternative model for retail. Exhibition dates 7 Nov 2015 – 5 Feb 2016.

TIMEUntil Fri 5 Feb 2016 at 2.30PM
DATEFri 05 Feb 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COSTFree
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THE LOVE OF THINGS

This panel discussion will lift the lid on why we buy, the impact both bad and good, and how our purchasing decisions are influenced.

Join a diverse and distinguished panel of leaders including hoarding and obsessive-compulsive disorders specialist Professor Mike Kyrios, product designer with a social conscience Russel Koskela, craft and design authority Avi Amesbury and environmentalist and circular economy expert Tim Silverwood.

TIME6PM
DATEWed 10 Feb 2016
PLACEPalace Electric Cinema, Canberra
COST$25 / $15 concession (including a drink)
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MEET THE TOYMAKER WITH ARVIND GUPTA

Drop on in to meet Arvind Gupta – India’s most prolific toymaker. He’ll be hanging out in the Mosaic lounge whipping up toys from household waste and conducting a variety of science experiments for curious minds. All ages.

TIME9AM - 12PM
DATESat 27 Feb 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COSTFree
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TOYS FROM TRASH WITH ARVIND GUPTA

Arvind Gupta is celebrated throughout India where he travels widely to teaches children and parents with very little how to make seriously entertaining learning toys from trash. This is one of two kids workshops where he will show children aged 6 -11 how to make super fun toys from discarded objects with no value.

TIME2PM – 4PM (6+)
DATESat 27 Feb 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$30
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KNIFE MAKING AND PRESERVING

Learn three preserving techniques – salting, pickling and fermenting with Monster head chef Dan Flatt. Sharpen your own knives on specially sourced mountain stones with Cheng Fei. Appreciate handmade blades and find out how knives are made with metal smith Rowan McLachlan of Rowsaan.

TIME9AM – 3PM
DATESat 12 Mar 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$165 / $115 concession (including light lunch)
OYSTER-APPRECIATION

OYSTER APPRECIATION

Make your own shucker with Alison Jackson. Learn how to shuck like a pro with Steve Feletti from Moonlight Flat Oysters. Discover how to bring out an oyster’s delicate flavour with Monster kitchen and bar head chef Dan Flatt. Taste lots of oysters. Eat lunch. A good day.

TIME9AM – 2.30PM
DATESat 02 Apr 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$165 / $115 concession (including light lunch)
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THE ART OF KINTSUGI

Learn the art of Kintsugi – a Japanese technique for repairing smashed or chipped pottery where the damage is celebrated as a part of the objects history with ceramicist Naomi Taplin who makes the dishes you can eat off at Monster.

TIME9AM – 12PM
DATESat 09 Apr 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession
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REPAIR. REMAKE. SWAP.

Clothing waste is a big problem, created by fast fashion.This event is a meeting place for our loved yet neglected clothing to be repaired, remade or swapped. Please bring up to 10 items to swap and 1 pre-loved item to fix, remake or redesign.

TIME9.30 – 11.30AM
2.30 - 4.30PM
DATESat 16 Apr 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$10 / $7 concession
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INVENT AN INSTRUMENT

Assemble an instrument from waste, install an immersive sound environment and play in a robotic orchestra with Melbourne artist Dylan Martorell. Supported by Blue Gum Community School.

TIME9 – 10.30AM (6-11 year olds)
2 – 3PM (3-5 year olds)
DATESat 30 Apr 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$30 / $20 for 3-5 year olds
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GHOST NET WEAVING

Learn traditional weaving techniques from artists from the Torres Strait. Facilitated by Lynnette Griffiths, the Artistic Director of Erub Arts, in conjunction with Melanie Katsalidis from Pieces of Eight. Together you will make a large-scale woven artwork from ghost net – harmful fishing nets that have been left in the ocean by fishermen.

TIME10am – 4.30pm
DATESun 01 May 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession (including light lunch)
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MAKING AS MEDITATION AT KOSKELA

Learn how to whittle your own long-life chopsticks by hand from salvaged wood with Canberra designer Tom Skeehan. The workshop will be accompanied by Japanese sencha green tea and small plates of Japanese pickles for participants to use their chopsticks

TIME9.30AM -1.00PM
DATESat 14 May 2016
PLACEKoskela, Sydney
COST$130
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THE ART OF KINTSUGI AT KOSKELA

Learn the art of Kintsugi – a Japanese technique for repairing smashed or chipped pottery where the damage is celebrated as a part of the objects history with ceramicist Naomi Taplin.

TIME9.30AM - 12.30PM
DATESun 15 May 2016
PLACEKoskela, Sydney
COST$130
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FACTORY

Valerie Kirk and the ANU School of Art will set up a fully operational factory production line at Hotel Hotel. The textile-making factory will produce a pencil case. Come along and take part in the process.

This event is booked out but drop in between 2-3pm to experience the production line in action set to a live soundtrack of improvised and prepared percussion works from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

TIME10AM – 12PM
1PM – 3PM
DATESat 21 May 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COSTFree
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MAKE A UTILITY APRON OR TOTE

Make a new utility apron or tote from old denim in the Japanese boro style to take home with Suzan Dlouhy – a designer who makes new clothes from old clothes

TIME9AM - 12PM
10.15AM - 1.15PM
DATESat 11 Jun 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession
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SWARM TRAP

‘Swarm Trap’ is an exhibition of conceptual and functional architectural objects made for one of the planet’s more important species – bees. Swarm traps are safe houses for bees – small man-made structures designed to give bees refuge when they swarm seasonally, looking for a new home. Curated by Honey Fingers and MANY MANY. Opens Thurs 30 June at 6pm in the Nishi Gallery. All welcome.

TIMEOpening party Thurs 30 June, 6-8pm. Runs until Sun 10 July
DATEThu 30 Jun 2016
PLACENishi Gallery
COSTFree
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REPAIR. REMAKE. SWAP.

Clothing waste is a big problem, created by fast fashion.This event is a meeting place for our loved yet neglected clothing to be repaired, remade or swapped. Please bring up to 10 items to swap and 1 pre-loved item to fix, remake or redesign.

TIME9.30 – 11.30AM
2.30 - 4.30PM
DATESat 09 Jul 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$10 / $7 concession
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MAKE A SWARM TRAP

Make your very own pre-fab swarm trap – a safe house for honey bees – to take home and install with Honey Fingers and Many Many. Hotel Hotel’s resident beekeepers Sarah and Dermot Asis Sha’Non will share the magic of bee architecture including wax and comb.

TIME9AM – 12PM
DATESat 27 Aug 2016
PLACEHotel Hotel, Canberra
COST$95 / $60 concession