The third installation of The Offcut Series has now arrived in New Regent Street. 'Lamp' by Tim McGurk, a spectacular x-wing fighter made from discarded materials, and rimu offcuts from Rekindle furniture. Visible in the shop front window anytime, or if you would like to get a closer look the gallery and pop-up shop is open Wednesday-Sunday. Imagine this as a dramatic alternative chandelier in your office/school/restaurant foyer! For purchase enquiries or other commissions by Tim McGurk please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The second installation of The Offcut Series has now arrived in New Regent St. Christchurch graphic designer and artist Hamish Southcott has produced four striking panels of geometric pattern using salvaged weather board. We are having an opening celebration at 5pm tomorrow - Saturday 11th May. Come join us.
Heather sitting on the pile of wood at Te Papa, ready to go, sculpting a city from
waste wood tomorrow!
Come down and check out the whole Makertorium tomorrow 26th April 2013,
one day only, its going to be an epic day of making at Te Papa.
Rekindle is excited to invite artists, designers and makers to submit ideas, which utilise reclaimed timber. The successful work will be installed in a vacant ground floor shop on
New Regent Street. The first exhibition has been installed into shop 6, and the street opens to the public from Saturday 20th April. These vacant shops will be tenanted soon and we are taking this opportunity to utilise the spaces for creative projects. In accordance with the rapidly changing nature of the city, we are looking for quick-response work that is smart and resourceful.
Successful ideas may need to be executed within two weeks of confirmation.
For more information contact Emma;
A short film created by Ash Robinson of dollarmixbag, this documentary tells the story of the beginnings of Rekindle in Christchurch.
"Rekindle is a social enterprise that is on a mission to create a culture of zero waste wood in New Zealand. This vision is being driven by Juliet Arnott, an occupational therapist, who has combined her artistic and sustainable values with a belief in the therapeutic benefits that result when people use their hands to create something from nothing. Juliet believes that participation in this meaningful and creative work has the potential to transform lives, and the involvement of Christchurch youth forms an important part of her vision for Rekindle as it grows.
I heard Juliet speaking in Auckland at a ‘Green Drinks’ event, and was immediately captivated by the Rekindle idea and the visual beauty of the furniture. I decided to create this short documentary to help spread the Rekindle message. This is particularly important right now in Christchurch, with 6000 demolitions slated to happen over the next four years.
Shot on a Canon 5DII & 60D, with Canon f4 24-105 and a collection of older nikon primes.
Glidetrack slider, Lowel lights...
edited with Final Cut Studio"
Ash Robinson, January 2013.
Come visit our new home on New Regent Street, Shop Eight and Rekindle. The ground floor is a cafe run by Liz Phelan serving delicious treats and Supreme Coffee. You can also view and purchase Rekindle creations, including furniture and jewelry, in the new Rekindle studio and office space upstairs.
This iconic street will be open to the public for the first time since the earthquake on Saturday 20th April 2013.