Leading up to the woolbombing

On Wednesday last week I began the afternoon sessions leading up to International Yarn Bombing Day. Things have started off slowly, for everyone else. Currently making a lot of everything, as fast as I can! Lots of little flags, cuffs, wraps and 1/3rd of a beanbag chair.
Picnic on the gallery floor
Crochet party of one


Thursday and Friday generated a bit of interest and I also got to hog the table on those two days, which isn’t a given – the space at theGRID is really well used, at any time in the MARS gallery there’s homework doing, grant writing, networking, relaxing etc. all going on in different areas of the room.

Beanbag chair – ambitious project of the week (beanbag bombing)
Kirsty, knitting

Tools, table, Kirsty working on pompom

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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