Carry that weight (2019)

Carry that weight leverages the discontents of the secondhand clothing trade through the process of weaving in a collaborative setting. Produced with students in grades 7 - 12 from Sandgate District State High School, the objective of this project was twofold: To educate students about the process of weaving as a means to subvert the boundaries between art, fashion and craft, and to explore concerns related to post-consumer textile waste. This work was made possible through a residency facilitated by QUT Art Museum's Widening Participation program.

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Secondhand garments, cotton twine (2000mm x 2200mm)

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EMILY McGUIRE