The Department of Repair

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12 Jan - 20 Feb 2015

Exhibition and workshops: Monday 12 January 2015 - Friday 30 January 2015
Exhibition continues: Monday 2 February 2015 - Friday 20 February 2015
Private View: 3 February 2015, 5.30 – 8pm
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
 
Curated by Bridget Harvey, Michael Hurley, Karen Richmond and Maiko Tsutsumi.
 
The Department of Repair explores (re)making through fixing, repairing and mending. The project reframes the theme of ‘repair’, exploring its identities and its potential as an environmentally/socially engaged practice. The project aims to create space for broader interpretations of repairing, fixing and/or mending practice, exploring categories such as repair narratives, agents, materials, and methods/systems.
 
The project begins with an exhibition which showcases approaches to mending, guides and tools of repair. For the first three weeks, visiting (re)makers, (re)designers and repairers, who demonstrate and teach repair and re-making skills will run drop-in workshops. Outcomes from the workshops will be then added to the existing set of exhibits to form a larger exhibition.  A two-part publication will complement the project with writings by and about the repairers and exhibits involved in the project.
 
With a fully zero waste aim for the project and accompanying publication, The Department of Repair will engage with the act/notion of repair more through reuse of materials, as a form of recycling with less environmental impact. All furniture for the exhibition is being made from reclaimed materials and will be distributed for further use or dismantled back into materials after the exhibition. The publication, which documents the entire process of the project is being hand printed onto reclaimed paper, and will be produced on demand in small batches to avoid large waste quantities at the end of the project
 
Project contributors include: Roger Arquer (designer), Carl Clerkin (designer), Fixperts (an open knowledge sharing platform for fixing), Hendzel and Hunt (furniture designer/maker using reclaimed and sustainable materials), Tom of Holland (darning), Harry Owen (leather work), Restart Project (electrical repairs), Second Sitters (upholstery), Hans Stofer (artist), Yuri Suzuki (sound art & design), David Cross (artist), Michael Marriott (designer), Chris Cawkwell, (socially-engaged art practice), Tim Mitchell (photographer/artist/educator).

Workshop Programme:


Hendzel + Hunt (bring a broken object to repair)
Tues 13th January 2015
11:00 – 16:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/13/The-Department-of-Repair-Hendzel-Hunt-Workshop/
 
Hendzel + Hunt (bring a broken object to repair)
Wed 14th January 2015
11:00 – 16:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/14/The-Department-of-Repair-Hendzel-Hunt-Workshop/
 
Tom of Holland Darning Techniques Workshop
Fri 16th January 2015
13:30 – 16:30
Fully booked, email camberwellspace@camberwell.arts.ac.uk for waiting list
 
Second Sitters Reupholstery Demonstration
Mon 19th January 2015
11:00 – 16:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/19/The-Department-of-Repair-Second-Sitters-Reupholstery-Demonstration/
 
Harry Owen Leather Working Techniques
Tues 20th January 2015
This session is fully booked.  Harry will be running another session on Tuesday 27th January 2015.

Second Sitters Reupholstery Demonstration
Wed 21st January 2015
11:00 – 16:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/21/The-Department-of-Repair-Second-Sitters-Reupholstery-Demonstration/
 
The Restart Project Electronics Repair Workshop (bring an electronic device to repair)
Thurs 22nd January 2015
13:00 – 15:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/22/The-Department-of-Repair-Restart-Project-Electronics-Repair-Workshop/
 
SeaBass Cycles Bicycle Repair
Mon 26th January 2015
10:30 – 12:30
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/26/The-Department-of-Repair-Seabass-Cycles-Repair-Workshop/
 
SeaBass Cycles Bicycle Repair
Tues 27th January 2015
10:30 – 12:30
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/27/The-Department-of-Repair-Seabass-Cycles-Repair-Workshop/
 
Harry Owen Leather Working Techniques
Tues 27th January 2015
13:30 – 16:30
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/27/The-Department-of-Repair-Harry-Owen-Leather-Working-Techniques-Workshop/
 
Conservators: Book and Paper Conservation Techniques
Wed 28th January 2015
10:00 – 13:00
More information & event booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/28/The-Department-of-Repair-Conservators-Workshop/
 
Yuri Suzuki Repairing Sound Workshop
Thurs 29th January 2015
11:00 – 16:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/1/29/The-Department-of-Repair-Yuri-Suzuki-Repairing-Sound-Workshop/

Talk: Professor Daniel Charny
Tues 3rd February 2015
16:00 - 17:00
More information & booking: http://events.arts.ac.uk/event/2015/2/3/The-Department-of-Repair-Talk-by-Professor-Daniel-Charny/

All workshops will take place at Camberwell Space as part of the exhibition.

All workshops are free and open to the public.

 
For further information please contact camberwellspace@camberwell.arts.ac.uk