The Knitted Jungle Collective 27-29th July 2012

The KJC came into being through the serendipitous discovery of books containing basic knitting patterns for knitting animals. As they explain:

‘’(We)… discovered these books that are for knitting for children… How to teach 8 or 9 year olds how to knit and I thought oh look, there are knitting patterns that even I could do. So we started making animals, (we)… needed a project and this was a good place to start.”

The desire to knit animals soon developed into the aspiration to knit a jungle, as they explain: “(we) imagined how nice it would be to knit a jungle and then thought, we should definitely knit a jungle“.

So the KJC soon gathered momentum and a blog was established (http://theknittedjunglecollective.wordpress.com/), which served the dual purpose of documenting the project, but also to encourage others to contribute to the project. So the objective of the KJC soon became to establish a distributed network of knitters, united by the shared desire to bring a jungle panorama into being.

The knitted Jungle Collective will be exhibiting their jungle at Kunsthaus 15 from the 27th – 29th July. The gallery will be open between 10am and 6pm. Private view and opening party: Thursday 26th July 6pm – late.

 

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We are Kunsthaus15

Kunsthaus15 is a communal household in Nottingham, England, which also operates as a collectively coordinated contemporary art gallery. Kunsthaus15 is run by a collection of artists, writers, theorists and curators, and comprises a living room and a gazebo in the garden (TBC). Kunsthaus15 does not receive any sponsorship from the government, city council or arts council, nor is it run for a profit.

We hope to provide a platform for exciting, experimental and avant-garde visual art, performance and film.