This open day of cottage garden knit-art, word-play and activities is being held to remember the events of April 1915 and mark the significant 100th anniversaries of ANZAC origins in the war to end all wars, and Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) peace congress.
Hand workers & writers, men and women, young and old, are invited to contribute to the garden art installations and day of activities.
Cooperative art works to be displayed on 11 April 2015 will include:
All age activities on the day will include:
Please contact the convenor to confirm your involvement, or to discuss activities or ways you might be involved in the Pop-Up Event.
PeaceKnits April 2015 is a community-based open cottage garden knit-art event, being prepared since May 2013, designed to share understandings of conflict and possibilities for peace experienced over the past hundred years. The event solemnly marks two significant 100th anniversaries:
PeaceKnits’ hand-work and word-play also focuses on Australian art and writing from 1915 (such as Grace Cossington Smith’s “The Sock Knitter” and “The Sentimental Bloke” by C J Dennis) as ways to understand different views or experiences of war and peace.
Since May 2013, PeaceKnits preparations and support have included:
After the PeaceKnits April 2015 Pop-Up event, handmade items will be gifted to a range of Australian and overseas charitable organisations, including:
Large handmade pieces from PeaceKnits event will also be featured at:
All PeaceKnits efforts, hand-work and writing, are made by personal voluntary contribution.