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 (, 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.



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.