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Exhibition to showcase work of local ‘Yarn Bombing’ artists

Vivien Horne’s mannequins utilising recycled plastic bags.jpg
Staff, service users and the wider community are invited to The Art Project’s ‘The Sewing Circle’ exhibition on Friday 25 October, 5.30pm at St Pancras Hospital.
Entitled “The Gently Explosive Art of Yarn Bombing and Other Acts of Stitchery”, the exhibition will showcase crochet and knit design ‘Yarn Bombing’ pieces created by 25 local artists.
Yarn Bombing, sometimes referred to as ‘Guerilla Knitting’, can be used to get a social or political message across or simply add colour to a bland environment. It hit the headlines recently when a group of Yarn Bombers created an entire air ambulance crew - complete with helicopter - out of wool.
Peter Herbert, Art Curator, said: “Event attendees can prepare to be enthralled by the vibrancy that the exhibition will bring to the gallery. This exhibition launch will also present an exciting neon-lit yarn bombed performance by Jylle and Lilith at 7pm, which will be the highlight to a wonderful evening and something not to be missed!”
Artists include Sue Kreitzman’s daring and exciting crochet neck shrines, Aran Illingworth’s moving  narrative about the displaced lives of refugees and Vivien Horne’s astonishing, fantastical  crochet clad mannequins utilising recycled plastic bags. 
Refreshments will also be available at the exhibition launch.
The exhibition will be running from Monday 28 October-10 January 2020, 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays) at The Gallery, St Pancras Hospital.
For more information, please email communications@candi.nhs.uk 

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