Park a yarn bomb tar­get

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Ex­mouth Cul­tural Arts Cen­tre will be bright­en­ing up the town cen­tral park next month with an un­usual yarn bomb­ing project de­signed to in­volve the whole com­mu­nity.

The arts cen­tre is cur­rently hold­ing classes to cre­ate colour­ful knit­ted pieces which they will use to dec­o­rate ev­ery­thing from pic­nic shel­ters to wa­ter foun­tains, lamp posts and rub­bish bins in Fed­era- tion Park. Project or­gan­iser Christie Ware­ham-Nor­folk said this was the first time the cen­tre had tried yarn bomb­ing.

“I think it hap­pens quite a lot in big cities, but not so much in smaller re­gional cities,” she said.

“But for a small re­gional com­mu­nity yarn bomb­ing is an ideal project, be­cause it can in­volve ev­ery­body.

“I’ve been re­ally sur­prised by the num­ber of peo­ple who have stopped me and said they’re re­ally in­ter­ested and can they be in­volved, and I think it’s be­cause it’s such an ac­ces­si­ble art form.”

The Shire of Ex­mouth is sup­port­ing the project, se­nior cit­i­zens are vol­un­teer­ing as tu­tors and res­i­dents of all ages and abil­i­ties are able to con­trib­ute.

The knit­ted cre­ations will be on dis­play in Fed­er­a­tion Park for the two weeks of the school hol­i­days, co­in­cid­ing with the Shire of Ex­mouth Arts in the Park event on April 16 when ex­tra knitting classes will run.

Ms Ware­ham-Nor­folk said she hoped yarn bomb­ing would add vi­brancy to the park and would be a cat­a­lyst for more com­mu­nity arts projects in fu­ture.

The cen­tre’s re­main­ing knitting and crochet classes for yarn bomb­ing are on to­mor­row, Satur­day and Mon­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion, see the Ex­mouth Cul­tural Arts Cen­tre Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Ex­mouth Cul­tural Arts Cen­tre

Pauline Whyte, Anne Ran­som, Rhonda Lord, Christie Ware­ham-Nor­folk and Eva Cross get knitting.

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