Creepy crawlies all part of fun

Wa­roona’s Char­lotte, 9, and Joshua Clif­ford, 7, ex­plore some of the in­stal­la­tions that are part of this year's Wa­roona Yarn Bomb­ing event. Knit­ted spi­ders, snakes and other crea­tures have found their way into trees and parks near the Wa­roona Vis­i­tor Centr

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - David Charlesworth

EVEN as the Wa­roona Sea to Art Ex­hi­bi­tion closes for its 10th year, the colour con­tin­ues with the Yarn Bomb­ing on dis­play right through to the end of January.

Wa­roona Yarn Bomb­ing opened si­mul­ta­ne­ously with the art ex­hi­bi­tion at the start of Novem­ber with knit­ted cre­ations adorn­ing trees, signs, bi­cy­cles and the Wa­roona Vis­i­tor Cen­tre it­self.

The yarn bomb­ing has work con­trib­uted by Wa­roona District High School pre-pri­mary stu­dents, Pam Corker House and the Wa­roona Girl Guides in ad­di­tion to a num­ber of in­di­vid­ual knit­ters.

The event will con­tinue to grow with the ad­di­tion of a ‘crikey tree’ near the cen­tre to fea­ture a Steve Ir­win-like fig­ure, a croc­o­dile, a cock­a­too and a frilled neck lizard.

Wa­roona Vis­i­tor Cen­tre man­ager Tracy Goldswor­thy said she ad­vised those com­ing to see the yarn bomb­ing to al­ways look up.

“Look up and look hard, be­cause there’s things popped around in lit­tle places they might not ex­pect,” she said.

“Kids al­ways look up, they will tell you things adults will never see.”

The Sea to Art Ex­hi­bi­tion closed on Fri­day and saw 30 artists con­trib­ute 120 pieces, with 40 sold of the 112 pieces on sale to­talling $7885.

The red black and white paint­ing sec­tion saw an ad­di­tional $1285 worth of paint­ings sold, all of which went di­rectly to the Wa­roona St John Am­bu­lance for iPads for the am­bu­lances.

Ms Goldswor­thy said the 9 inches by 5 inches paint­ings will con­tinue to be sold af­ter the ex­hi­bi­tion closed but will not be con­fined to the red black and white theme.

“They will make great Christ­mas gifts and still rais­ing money for St John Am­bu­lance,” she said.

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Char­lotte Clif­ford, 9, of Wa­roona, ex­plores some of the yarn bomb­ing in­stal­la­tions to be found in Wa­roona.

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