Wasted Treasure / Identity Significant with Darren Calder and Natalia Jaffe


“The difference between a criminal and an outlaw is that while criminals frequently are victims, outlaws never are. Indeed, the first step toward becoming a true outlaw is the refusal to be victimized.”  Tom Robbins ‘Still Life with Woodpecker’

A collaboration of  Darren Calder and Natalia Jaffe’s work incorporating their joint ethos of anti-consumerism by upcycling everyday objects into unique creations.

We also invite you to take part in an event called “Identity Significant”.

The event will be part of the Out(law) exhibition and takes part on September 21st & 22nd between 2pm – 6pm.

We are inviting people to bring with them any objects that mean something to them.

The object could be: a teddy, item of clothing, sound, photo, word, phrase, food, or thought.

The item or items can be donated to be part of the temporary installation or woven into a tapestry as part of the ongoing exhibition.

Visitors can collect their items by 6pm on Sunday 22nd.

Each person will be photographed holding their object, full photo or just hands, and those who do not wish to leave their object behind can take it with them after having their photo taken.

Everyone should also let us know the date on which they first became acquainted with that object, if they know.

All photos taken will be logged and kept for future exhibitions. Any additional information gathered will be for reference purposes only.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this installation performance.

Darren and Natalia

Darren Calder

His work is usually textile based working with pre-loved items, sometimes found or donated. These are bound by the artist’s action with a mixture of traditional materials, such as wool, cotton, wire, as well as non traditional objects, packaging, stone, or plastic.

The subject is usually expressed in the form of woven words, pictorial and abstract weavings. The size and scale of the artist’s work varies from miniature words and portrait styles, to room installations.

Darren’s work results in urban, emotional and poetic art.

Natalia Jaffe


Natalia’s design is organic in process, handmade from inception, each of the pieces individual in their final form. With a background in ecology, ethics are integral to her creativity. She is thoughtful in her resources: salvaging a gemstone, working with a found beach relic, reclaiming the precious metal. Natalia’s art is an attempt to spread the concept of honoring sentiments and resources equally without falling to the temptation of elite or status, keeping intrinsic value, not indulging waste nor consumerism. She also offers workshops on developing unused precious jewellery into a new piece, from broken or pre-loved items.

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