Reinvent: Catwalk Creations

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Young, female, white catwalk model facing the camera with dark brown hair and a serious or neutral expression. They have bright fluorescent make up on their cheeks, nose and eyes in pink, yellow and green. They are wearing a tie dye black, white and grey short sleeve-shirt with a green and white skirt and a red glove is visible on their right arm.

Booking information

Booking is essential and will close at 5pm on Monday 30 January 2023.

Contact information

LU Arts / LSU Enterprise
01509 222948

Join artist Bruce Asbestos to create your very own catwalk-ready sustainable outfit.

This is a chance to try out new ideas, meet new people and be inspired by one another.

Bruce will lead you through these trial and error making sessions, looking at how basic items and recycled materials can be magically and quickly transformed into transcendent performance costumes. It’s a chance to try out some new ideas, momentarily get that feeling of a busy studio pre-catwalk, and be inspired by other people’s working out.

At the first session, Bruce will give a brief introduction to his work and show some of the more cranky-janky looks from his previous catwalks, such as Bruce Asbestos A/W2022, which included recycled and repurposed everything.

Over the four sessions you will attempt to make something amazing out of something that is not, and feedback, encourage, chat-a-round subjects as and when it’s needed. 

By the end you will have created a catwalk ready, super sustainable outfit. This session is for people interested in performance, catwalks, art, fashion and anti-fashion, and making a lot, out of not a lot.

This is the second stage in an exciting collaboration between LSU Enterprise and LU Arts, which will culminate in a Sustainable Fashion Show in the Union on Tuesday 14 March! The costumes created in these workshops will be modelled at the Fashion Show.

No prior sewing skills are needed but you will need to bring along some old clothes/material to repurpose into your catwalk piece. 

The workshops will run on Wed 1st February, Wed 8th February, Wed 22nd February and Wed 1st March, from 2-5pm each day. The course is £10 and you will need to commit to attending all four sessions. The deadline for booking is 5pm on Monday 30 January 2023.

About Bruce Asbestos 

Bruce Asbestos’ work draws from a rich history of painting, sculpture, popular culture, folklore and fairy tales. His work frequently mixes everyday objects with high art, fashion, and responds to global pop culture. His interdisciplinary practice combines performance, painting, clothing, social media, video games, curating and many collaborations.

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The workshops will take place in the Collaboration Station on the First Floor of the Students' Union. There is lift access to the first floor and accessible toilets on the ground floor and first floor of the Union building. 

If you have any specific access requirements or anything you would like us to be aware of when running the event, please let us know via the booking form (if you are offered a place) or email in advance of booking and we will do our best to accommodate them.

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