05 July 2009

Wrap a pole

Tomorrow I'm taking my somewhat wonky cabled strip (~10 x 140 cm) to the National Gallery of Australia, to be sewn onto one of the six huge concrete poles at the entrance to the gallery. This is a Knitta Please public art project. It'll be fun to see my little cabled strip included in what promises to be quite a stunning display!



Here's the info from the NGA site :

Stitching up the NGA

Knitta Please covered an entire bus in wool at Plaza Luis in Cabrera in Mexico City in 2008. Photo by Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please

Knitta Please covered an entire bus in wool at Plaza Luis in Cabrera in Mexico City in 2008.
Photo by Magda Sayeg, founder of Knitta Please

Tuesday 7 July – Sunday 12 July | Gallery foyer | Free

Be a part of this daring community project to transform the front entrance and foyer of the National Gallery of Australia with knitting.

From Tuesday 7 to Sunday 12 July, Knitta Please founder Magda Sayeg and Sydney artist Denise Litchfield, with a team of volunteers, will transform the front entrance and foyer of the National Gallery of Australia. Knitta Please is a tag crew of knitters who turned their frustration with their half-finished knitting projects into a phenomenon sweeping across the world.

Knitters are invited to help create pieces that measure 10–20 cm wide and 140 cm long, which will be stitched together to create coverings for 6 large concrete poles at the front of the National Gallery of Australia. Any colour, yarn and technique is accepted—the brighter and wackier, the better!

12 comments:

  1. ooh! Cables!

    I justlearned how to do them, adn it takes all my spare brain cells.

    Hope to see you at the Gallery and meet you in person..

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  2. oh good work. I haven't managed to get something done for this. I'm glad you did!

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  3. Oh, I LOVE public work knitted projects - so cool! Lucky you! Can't wait to see the finished effort!

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  4. What cool projects! Right up your alley. I love your cable strip - I'm sure it will be a great addition to the whole.

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  5. What Fun! We need photos of the finished pole cozies, please.

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  6. Wow - That is so cool - at first I thought this had something to do with pole dancers and I thought that seems a little far out, even for Denise!

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  7. Hiya lovely = )
    Your knitted pole warmer is beautiful. And much much classier than my own, so I'm sitting here giggling at myself. Mine is a long drop stichy and loopy nightmare with lots of strands of op shop acrylic, wool and cotton.... yay my creativity! And hey, hooray for Knitta being in Canbers.
    Hope you're well!! xxLis.

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  8. The whole idea of transformation with knitting is just too cool for words.

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  9. Well done you. I was contacted but chose to face reality - i couldn't knit an extra thing in the face of my already overly-ambitious knit list for 2009.

    BTW, I really wished that you had won the blogiversary prize. I had just picked up Death in Holy Orders 2 days previously when I read your comment!! I'm glad that it wasn't a spoiler and I'm really enjoying the book, too.

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  10. How cool is that??!! I hope you take lots of pictures to share. Your pole wrap is very classy!!

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  11. Not sure if this is the same crew that did parking meters in NYC. I think it is such a fun way to have expression and show off that knitting is not just for old ladies.

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