The WARM CommunityTextile Art Project is currently running across Rural Victoria, with workshops held in Ballarat and Daylesford before continuing on to Ararat, Dunkeld, Geelong and Sale.
The project is run by SEAM Inc, a new art and environment enterprise based in Ballarat that aims to create events connecting people to issues of sustainability via art. Encouraging people to stay Warm with wool rather than burning fossil fuels. Workshops participants have created patterns including native flowers, gum trees and leaves, squares that can be sewn into blankets and wind turbines. The pieces will eventually contribute to a large-scale image of a landscape regenerated after the closure of a coal mine. A picture that has been designed by local Ballarat artist Lars Stenberg.
A workshop as part of this project will be held at the Ararat Regional Art Gallery,
Thursday 5 July 2016: A children's school holiday workshop (ages 8-16) from 10.30am-12.30pm and general public workshop from 1.30pm-4pm.
If you are in the area, come along and join in.
If you are unable to attend the workshops and would like to contribute to this project information is available here. Patterns can be found here.
The project outcome will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ballarat September 3 to 25 2016.