The Frugal Forest

The Frugal Forest Project aims to create an intricately detailed forest installation entirely from stuff that was headed for the dump. Why? Because nothing is wasted in the forest, and we could really learn from that.

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In the forest, nothing is wasted.

Imagine a twilit space. You walk along a path, your footfalls softened by leaf litter. Overhead trees, palms, and vines vanish into darkness, and around you grasses, ferns and fungi flourish. The space is filled with the sounds of creatures welcoming the dawn. But as you listen and look, you notice faces in the leaves, a hint of barcode in the bark. The soundscape slides into sounds that you almost recognise from city streets, and out again. Everything you see and hear is made entirely from salvaged materials.

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Creations from junk by Frugal Forest workshop participants

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BRYONY ANDERSON is a designer, maker and artist based in Pappinbarra, NSW. Her puppets and constructions for visual performance have toured nationally and internationally, and appeared in museums in three countries. She has run workshops and mentored emerging artists in urban, rural and desert communities around Australia.

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RAE HOWELL is an Australian freelance composer and multi-instrumentalist with family on the Mid North Coast. Founding Director of the Sunwrae Ensemble, Rae also composes and performs regularly for various theatre, film, dance and multimedia projects, and has held fellowships as Musician in Residence around the world.



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CHAY KHAMSONE works as a secondary school teacher and bush regenerator, and as assistant, film-maker and contributing artist to One Off Makery. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Diplomas in Education and Modern Languages, and is now based in Pappinbarra, NSW.

The final year of Frugal Forest is upon us. In January 2016, Glasshouse Port Macquarie will host
the premiere before we hit the road on a growing regional tour.

Can you help us see it through? We’re appealing for donations to fund this last stage, which will feature:

—   Workshops with groups from school kids to the elderly
—   Research, sound, design, construction and film-making
—   Free public exhibitions with artist talks, guided tours and an education kit for kids.

The Frugal Forest is a One Off Makery project supported by Midwaste Regional Waste Forum. Based in Pappinbarra, a rural valley near Wauchope, it spans the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Check out our progress on Facebook or get in touch…

Phone: 0421 251 049
Email: someone@oneoffmakery.net.au

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