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The Social Outfit's Collaborative Fashion Print Project is an annual program designed to engage young people from refugee and new migrant communities.
This year, our Print Project may have taken a slightly different form, but the results were nothing short of amazing! In an effort to engage young refugee and new migrant emerging artists, we put a callout - to which our talented and amazing community answered resoundingly! We worked with a new group of five young artists: Dorcas, Raneen, Shainuca, Shaqaeq and Sylvia, led by artist Clementine Barnes.
Inspired by the theme of heirloom and family traditions, the group experimented over two full-day workshops with textiles, paint and collage to express their stories and memories through art. A collage of these beautifully woven and painted essences of identity, our Heirloom Community Print is a celebration of what makes us all family!
The masterclass was an "Earn and Learn" initiative, meaning that the young artists not only accessed the workshop at no cost, but were also paid for their contribution to the finished artwork - a collaborative textile print to be made into distinctive fashion items and sold through The Social Outfit.