BASKETS

WANTED: BASKET MAKERS.
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Honolulu Museum of Art (September 16, 2021–January 16, 2022)

This exhibition is an offshoot of Carrying Capacity, a durational project Gaye Chan began in 2012 that stemmed from a chance encounter at a produce distribution company. With the expressed purpose to get a case of overripe tomatoes to make sauce, she noticed heaps of baling straps. As commodities move across the globe, baling straps like these are found binding box to box, paper to paper, and everything to pallets. Used once and discarded into the waste stream. Unable to simply walk away Chan gave herself the task of figuring out how to reuse them. After watching countless youtube videos on basket making methods from around the world, she managed to develop a basic weaving technique. Nine years and nearly a thousand baskets later, she continues to extend the life of this ‘waste’ material through making and skillsharing in a variety of tactics.


FREE DEMONSTRATIONS + BASKET KITS

Participants must attend the entire 2.5 hour session. At the end of the session, participants will receive a free strap kit.

Maximum attendees for each session is 10. All demonstrations will be outdoors and attendees must be masked. You are welcomed to bring a stool or folding chair if you would like to sit down.

Questions: info@nomoola.com

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Sun, 9/26/21 – 10:30 – 1:00pm
at John Young Museum of Art courtyard, Mānoa

Sun, 10/17/21 – 10:30 to 1:00pm
at John Young Museum of Art courtyard, Mānoa

• Sat, 11/6/21 – 6:00 to 8:30pm (Sign up activated 30 days prior to event. Museum admission may apply)
at Honolulu Museum of Art

• Sat, 12/4/21 – 6:00 to 8:30pm (Sign up activated 30 days prior to event. Museum admission may apply)
at Honolulu Museum of Art

Sat, 1/8/22 – 6:00 to 8:30pm (Sign up activated 30 days prior to event. Museum admission may apply)
at Honolulu Museum of Art


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