New in the Vernacular Lounge

New in the Vernacular Lounge

Last week was another busy week for The Cultural Mapping Project here at The Depot HQ.

The latest cultural mapping team member Ruby Watson had her first day on Thursday (see previous post) and we added two new installations to the Vernacular Lounge as well as having a general tidy up.

Recently when talking to Ruth Coombs about the commemoration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki days we were challenged to create 1000 paper cranes in the tradition of Sadako Sasaki. We thought it might be a fun activity for people to get involved with and worked on creating some instructions that may easily be followed by gallery visitors and staff alike. I’m in no way an expert but the lovely Sarah Bing who works with the Small Dog gallery and Morph magazine is pretty swift when it comes to crane production. Sarah made the lovely large orange crane and the examples of crane making in various stages as depicted above and below.

Use this link to download A4 instructions for crane making at home

Also on our visit to Ruth Coombs we were introduced to WILPF The Women’s International League for Peace and Justice and she was kind enough to loan us a timeline of their efforts over the past 94 years which is now on display.

Since the recent article in the Flagstaff about the Devonport map we have had a lot of local interest in the project again so we tidied up a little making it clearer and easier for people to see how they can contribute to and participate in the project. why not come along and check it out?