A community textile project to celebrate Orange Regional Gallery's 25th anniversary in 2011

About the project

Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011. Yarn Over Summer will be the community involvement project amongst a series of events organised by Friends of the Orange Regional Gallery throughout the year.

Taking inspiration from the success of Knitta Please at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra in 2009 where the columns at the gallery entrance, and other large items were wrapped in knitting to coincide with the end of the Soft Sculpture Exhibition, Aileen Francis  proposed a similar project for Orange in 2011. The banners in Summer Street and Civic Square are ideal for something dramatic and different. All members of the community are invited to join the fun and create panels which will be sewn together to make  banners to dress up the city for 3 weeks: nine (9) panels are required for each banner. At the completion of the display, panels can either be returned to their creators or transformed into blankets and sent abroad as a community donation.

Yarn Over Summer is NOT restricted to knitting or wool alone. All craft/art groups and individuals can display their talents using any medium: for instance, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, lace making, patchwork, tapestry (if not heavy), waste to art, etc using threads, torn cloth, string, video tape, plastic bags, just anything. Now is the time to unearth those hidden away remains of past projects. Now is the time they are useful again. Since the works will be on display in all weathers for 3 weeks (dates to be set) they will need to be reasonably robust and will be sprayed with a water repellent (unless otherwise requested).


Dimensions: 27 x 78 cm

Delivered to: Orange Regional Gallery, Byng Street, Orange

Make: As many as you like

Materials: Your own yarns, fabrics, plastic etc (none provided by FORG)

Design: Your total choice: let your imagination run free

Level of Difficulty: Whatever you are comfortable with

Point ability: 100%: That’s my work



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