Tickets selling fast for the Whole House Reuse Charity Auction

29th July 2015

Handcrafted chopsticks, dining tables, shelves, jewellery, and even a musical instrument made from a quake damaged home can be purchased at this remarkable event at the Isaac Theatre Royal on the 24th of August.

Items are currently being showcased at the Canterbury Museum where you are guaranteed to fall in love with at least five functional artworks.

Auction items have been crafted by local artists, crafts people, and community organisations from throughout New Zealand with the intention of changing attitudes about ‘waste’ and raising funds for an exciting new project.

The Rekindle team are developing a new socially and environmentally friendly product range designed by leading designers and top design students and made by people with an intellectual disability. This project will provide the opportunity for Kilmarnock Enterprises employees to learn new skills, find rewarding employment and contribute to their community.

The evening will be a special celebration inside the ornate Isaac Theatre Royal with fine food and drink provided by Yealands Estate, Addmore Elderflower, and Lizzie’s Cuisine.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors Yealands Estate, Addmore Elderflower, Lizzie’s Cuisine, The Isaac Theatre Royal,, and The Canterbury Museum, the organisers have been able to halve the price of the tickets. This ensures the event is accessible to a greater cross section of Christchurch.

Get in quick as tickets are selling fast

 Whole House Reuse

Whole House Reuse, a project facilitated by Rekindle and supported by Creative NZ, Canterbury Museum and SIFT, has been created to make explicit the scale and breadth of materials of one modest home in order to deliver a broader understanding of the waste occurring as a result of demolition in Christchurch and throughout the country, and to provoke problem solving and innovation around future uses for materials currently being treated as waste.

The Whole House Reuse project (WHR) intends to act as both a mark of respect for countless homes lost through demolition, and as an avenue to create use and demand for resources that currently end up in landfill, by setting out to salvage the entire material of one modest red-zoned home in Christchurch, and asking creators throughout the country to transform these materials into purposeful, beautiful works.

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