Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness. We focus on transforming undervalued resources through care, connection and craft; this being the opposite of wastefulness. Being resourceful is both good for us and good for the earth upon whose finite resources we depend. Resourcefulness requires us to utilise and value our inner resources and our ability to access to what we need for lives we value. Being truly resourceful connects us within communities as we share the resources we have.

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Free classes in our workshop at the Arts Centre!

June 28, 2018

With huge thanks to the Enliven Places Project Fund at Christchurch City Council, we are able to offer a series of free workshops during some weekdays starting from 6th August 2018. This funding has enabled us to begin to deliver these free workshops (at our previous central city site) and now to continue this in our new space at the Arts Centre. Longer term, we plan to continue to offer some free workshops during the working week so to make experiences of resourceful craft accessible to everyone. We hope these workshops will especially enable those who couldn't contribute financially to the costs of our other workshops, or those who have a need for something meaningful to do during the working week. We have another... Continue Reading →

Where is Rekindle at the Arts Centre? How to find us

June 11, 2018

Just in case you're wondering where you can find our workshop, we are in The Arts Centre in in the central city of Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. This is at 28 Worcester Boulevard, upstairs on Level 1 in the Boys' High Building. Please see the map below or click the link above to head to Google Maps. We're upstairs above The Isite and the Department of Conservation Visitors Centre and Rollickin' Gellato.  We're open 7 days a week, from 10am to 5pm. Continue Reading →

Our latest project : Lincoln University & the Oak

June 01, 2018

It is a wonderful thing to find a place that echoes the intentions of your work, and we have found this in the Brandenburg Coppice at Lincoln University. You can read more about the history of the Coppice here. Thanks to Lincoln University, Selwyn District Council, Creative Communities & Creative New Zealand we have run a workshop programme out in the Brandenburg Coppice across April & May 2018. It has been a wonderful time with new craftspeople leaving with smiles, satisfaction and a spoon or stool made from timber felled on the Lincoln University Campus. We've had people carving from age 5 to age 75. These are a class of second year Landscape Architecture students after their day of greenwood stool making.... Continue Reading →

Our new workshop at the Arts Centre in Ōtautahi Christchurch

May 28, 2018

We are VERY happy to let you know that we are soon moving into the The Arts Centre in Ōtautahi Christchurch where we'll set up a Resourceful Skills workshop there. We are grateful to have the support of the Arts Centre and Life in Vacant Spaces to provide our Resourceful Ōtautahi workshops in the city centre. We’re looking forward to opening our doors from Monday June 11th 2018. So a large bunch of new Resourceful Skills workshops at the Arts Centre have just gone up on our website. We’ll also be continuing to offer workshops out in the woods Lincoln University too. Excited to have greenwood-working happening in the city and in the woods. Continue Reading →