Give & Take Ornament Exchange

MADE in collaboration with moi moi presents the Give & Take Ornament Exchange. Canadian designers have created and donated ornaments for display in the 2011 iteration of Give & Take. Once an ornament is sold it is replaced with a memento of that object which serves as record of the exchange and donation. All proceeds go to the registered charities Interval House and Oolagen. and The opening reception takes place on Thursday, December 2011 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and the exhibition continues to December 24, 2011.

An installation will be created from the donations of the giver’s handmade objects – ornaments designed by Ruth Adler, Shana Anderson, Elsworthy Wang, Peter Fleming, Angela Iarocci, Claire Ironside, Kristen Lim-Tung, Albert Lum, Amy Markanda, Katherine Morley, Orest Tataryn, Kevin Taylor, Tomas Rojcik and more.

The purchasers of the ornaments (or takers) become givers, as their payment is tithed to the charities; and the charities become the ultimate givers as they distribute the funds where most needed.

Give & Take invites your participation in the cycle of exchange: between ornaments and purchase; between donation and distribution. “According to the Canada survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, (CSGVP), 90% of Ontario residents aged 15 and over (9 million people) donated in 2004. Each donor contributed an average of $488, for a total of $4.4billion.”

Claire Ironside and Angela Iarocci of moi moi are engaged in art and design projects centered on social and design issues which draw on their diverse interests in collaborative projects; the combination of manual and digital methods of production; and the use of information design in for education and advocacy.

MADE (Julie Nicholson and Shaun Moore) engages in the design of objects and interiors, installations, commissions, collaborations and curatorial projects. MADE is committed to the representation of compelling functional works made in Canada.

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