Tuesday, March 30, 2010

pay and display - public art

Pay and Display was an event held on March 21st 2010 at Guyton Street in conjuction with the Open Studio weekend in Whanganui. Parking spaces were occupied by various artists, some were set up as intereactive pieces which invited the public to participate. This was a test run for an event happening here in Whanganui in September - International Parking Day for mor info see http://www.my.parking.org/

In my space I set up a knitting room with chairs carpet and other knitting paraphernalia. I invited people to come and sit and knit with me. Some stayed for quite some time and completed knitted roses or peggy squares, these were stitched onto a large grey rug and became part of the piece. I loved some of the conversations that were had about learning to knit, and how relaxed people felt after they had sat and knitted awhile.

Thanks to all that helped me including my mum and sister and to those that came and knitted and (k)nattered with me - it was fun. 

Whanganui Chronicle March 22 2010 p3 

graffiti knitting

One evening in the month of March my friend Pam and I went out and installed some knitted pieces I have been working on. My favourite by far would have to be the Sarjent Gallery piece. It was so much fun and felt kinda naughty! So far only one piece has gone missing but the others are still up

The Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui

outside the Rayner Brothers Gallery


Jolt Cafe

Diane's piece
Outside Chronicle Glass Studio

Watch this space....more to follow.

Stitched Birds

Now showing at the Pumice Gallery, Whanganui
a series of endangered endemic and self introduced New Zelanad birds stitched using my hair on antique pieces of linen or cotton.
These are available for purchase from Pumice Jewellery Gallery  gbjs@xtra.co.nz