Emma Barrett Palmer
1000 Coats brings threads together from diverse communities to make a rich tapestry of global life with disparate and often isolated communities to a shared point of connection. Each person playing an intrinsic role in the making of the coats, skills exchange, learning and the rebuilding of communities. The project creates an intergenerational interest group that comes together at different points on their own journeys. Communities will merge and arise in a technologically evolving world to make something real and tangible. The work makes a statement for the arts generally about non-monetary exchange and is symbolic of a collective future.