Stories from the Scrapstore


My Scrapstore Story

For the last couple of months we've had lovely Lisa Kowalewski volunteering with us. Here she tells us what it's been like working at the Scrapstore. Imagine a place where finest textiles, vibrant wallpapers and all the creative supplies your heart desires are united under one roof. It’s not some fancy (overpriced) art shop, in fact, everything you find there was destined for landfill and saved by a handful of dedicated people. This fantastic place is the Work and Play Scrapstore, and I had the chance to volunteer there for a few weeks this summer. I study product design and have always been keen to get involved in projects and organizations that promote arts, education and sustainability.

Make your own Cragg Stack

At the Scrapstore we LOVE art made out of junk! This is a great example of how to use miscellaneous collected objects to create a fascinating piece of artwork (requiring significant engineering in its construction). As written by our member aged 10: 'Inspiration: Tate Modern Exhibit: Tony Cragg - Stack 1975 Idea: make your own miniature Cragg Stack in a classroom or huge ones on playing fields, tennis/basketball courts/playgrounds Aim: to use materials that we would normally throw away to develop a large school/community creation The original Stack by Tony Cragg is a well-known piece of modern art that is being displayed currently at the Tate Modern in the new 'Switch House'. My mum and I

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