Waste Not....

This is an exhibition of old appliances and other objects that are still used – or at least have been kept in the hope of being used! We show the objects themselves and short films of their owners talking about them. It’s all about maintaining things – this is the anti-upgrading exhibition.

All of the pieces in the exhibition have been loaned by members of the public who have appliances and objects that have stood the test of time. For example, this Staedtler pencil sharpener:

Yvonne says she’s always had a bit of thing about stationary. She loved being pencil monitor for the class at school. So when – in the early 1970s – her Dad gave her a beautiful Staedtler pencil sharpener she immediately fell in love with it. And now, over 40 years later, she is still using it. It has the odd spot of rust but it’s kept its colour and still does the job. You can even adjust it for levels of sharpness. Asked if she ever used anything else to sharpen pencils, Yvonne answers, ‘Why would I, when that’s the best?’   

24 March 2015 - 8 April 2015

Free Entry | Donations Welcome

Associated events:

Join us on Saturday 28 March for our free drop-in workshop, bring along your old appliances and learn how to repair rather than replace!

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 Kenwood Chef Mixer, Model A700, 1950s by Kenwood

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