Craftivism exhibition in historic house

Craftivism Exhibition - Saturday, Sunday 4-5 March

Sydney Knitting Nannas have been gathering their artworks on pieces of discarded cardboard and their wonderful knitted and crocheted banners, outfits and other objects ready for their Craftivism Exhibition. The focus is on original artworks, showing the Nannas quirkiness, humour and biting political satire.

The exhibition will be held at the historic Brush Farm House in Eastwood. The restored two story brick building was built in 1819-20 by Gregory Blaxland. It was restored by the City of Ryde in 2006-2007. The landscaping around the house was reconstructed in 2008 after a study of original tree plantings and other records.

Brush Farm House is currently the home of the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW. The Guild conducts classes and workshops and their shop will be open selling hand woven items and interesting yarns, including hand spun.

Join us at the opening on Saturday at 11am for light refreshments, Nanna singing and hand spinning and weaving demonstrations by Guild members. Koala mask making and pom pom construction will entertain the children. Wander through the historic house to see our artworks.

Experienced crafters will be available on Saturday to teach you how to knit or crochet or you can ask for help to solve a problem for your work. However, not all Knitting Nannas knit or crochet.

Saturday 4 March 11.00 am, open until 4.00pm
Brush Farm House, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood.

Sunday 5 March – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Look for yellow! Parking at the back of Brush Farm House provides level access to the exhibition and is accessible via the Brush Farm Correctional Institute driveway, or if you miss the turn off park across the road in Brush Farm Park.

Public transport: Bus 545 from Eastwood station to Brush Farm Park. The house is clearly visible from the bus stop. Or bus 545 from Parramatta to Brush Farm Park.

Reminder: Sunday 5 March from 4am to 11:30am: Sydney Harbour Bridge will be closed in both directions including the Cahill Expressway Circular Overpass. In North Sydney, sections of Walker St, Blue St, Arthur St, Hill St and Pacific Highway will close.

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