Thirst - Sustainable Exhibition

Celebrate Contemporary Asian Craftsmanship

We utilised stone waste from the industry by bringing it to front of house as part of our exhibition.
Thirst - Sustainable Exhibition

Together with the independent Newtown bookstore Between Lines presents Thirst, an exhibition highlighting contemporary Asian craftsmanship and culture. Features 100 handcrafted wares by contemporary designers from Japan, Taiwan and Korea embracing ceramics as a response to single-use, throw-away culture, and we have a Thirst for change.

‍At Thirst Exhibition, all the off-cut sandstone stands are supplied by Heritage Stone Works NSW. We are fortunate to have our artist stone mason friend Nick Diakovasilis who believes in our vision and helped us to put the exhibition space together and give these off-cuts new life. We then used a pencil to write information on the stones, just like a stone mason would do. No flyers were printed.

We utilised the timber slab from our house and borrowed the Japanese paper lamps from a beautiful shop in Surry Hills - Simply Native; we created two shoji paper banners with ink and bamboo by hand.

At the end of the exhibition, we upcycled the paper banners into takeaway bags, and we encouraged people to adopt the stones; together, we found these stones forever homes: some became side tables and benches in the backyards, and some were adopted by shops, sculptors and artists; no new waste have been created.

This sustainable practice exhibition cannot come true without support from the community. We hope this exhibition can connect people, places and objects just like what it shows in Between Line’s window.

‍Thank you for coming; we are still overwhelmed by your love and support; we hope you’re inspired and motivated to find a sustainable way to be creative.

Supported by Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Design Week and the community.

We would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather and work. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. Always was, always is, always will be.

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