Low Carbon Luxe speaks to climate change through a domestic tableaux of artisan homewares, drawing on the skills that humans have employed for thousands of years to transform the unwanted and discarded into new and desirable items.
The textile and clothing industry is one of the most impactful in the world. In order to address the climate crisis we must address what we clothe and protect ourselves with: overproduction, overconsumption and discarding of mountains of resource intensive textiles.
Wellington based artists Christine Brimer, Bernadette Casey, and Barbara Wheeler suggest how we can create luscious and covetable interiors that respect the bio-physical limits of planet earth. These artworks explore how to materially decarbonise the home economy while creating a sense of luxury and comfort.
The works in Low Carbon Luxe intersect with environmental and social change; applying craft and design skills in wall, floor and utility weavings, macrame, sculptural basketry and quilting.
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Main image: Low Carbon Luxe Textiles, 2023. April Brimer, Wellington.
Online gallery photos: Tatiana Harper Photography.