Expression of interest: Making do

Do you have a love of upcycling? Would you like to showcase your re-purposed creations at Redcliffe Museum? We want to hear from you!

About the exhibition

Making do explores the old mantra: ‘use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without’.

During times of hardship, like the Great Depression and the war years, ‘making do’ was a way of life - furniture made from packing crates, continually mending clothing and improvising solutions to make ends meet. Today, making do is less about survival, and more about considering our impact as consumers.

Showcasing fascinating make do objects from the past, this exhibition also features reused and repurposed contemporary objects.

Important dates

Expressions of interest closed Sunday 18 July 2021.

Notification of items selected for display period: Between 20 July - 23 July 2021.

Exhibition display dates: 27 August - 21 November 2021.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria will be used by the Redcliffe Museum to assess the suitability of your item/s for display:

  • The item/s must be in a stable condition.
  • The item/s must be able to be displayed adequately and safely at the museum.
  • The item/s must be able to be loaned to the Museum from 23 August - 23 November 2021
  • You must be able to deliver your items to the museum and pick your items up when the exhibition is finished.