Past Exhibitions

Our Communities Our Stories: Use it Up, Wear it Out, Make it Do or Do Without

27.10.11 - 08.01.12

A sentiment relevant to the contemporary issues of sustainability and conservation was coined in response to wartime shortages and speaks to pioneer values of frugality and economy.

The exhibition of permanent collection artefacts will demonstrate early successes at re-use, recycling and re-purposing from Tramp Art created from cigar boxes in contravention of Federal Excise laws and making and remaking quilts to ingenious repairs to extend the useful life of a valued possession.

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