Blacksmith Repair Day to foster a culture of reuse
The inaugural Blacksmith Repair Day will be on Saturday June 16 9am - 4pm at Branxton. Hosted by local blacksmith artist and sculptor, Will Maguire, and supported by the Centre for 21st Century Humanities, the community is invited to bring in their old metal items and have them repaired.
Mr Maguire says the day will be not only about fixing damaged items but also about bringing the community together through a celebration of practical skills that are often overlooked into today’s modern world.
“Through this event we can combat some of the excesses of consumer culture by reducing waste and breathing life back into items of worth. I’m also keen to build a sense of community by helping out our neighbours in the process,” Mr Maguire said.
Mr Maguire first pitched the idea for the repair day at the Centre for 21st Century Humanities Start Up Workshop held in June last year.