Activist Art

According to the Tate Gallery activist art is a “term used to describe art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ and addresses political or social issues”.

Sydney Knitting Nannas activist art includes drawing, painting, crafts, graphics, photography, videos and music.

Some Nannas are outstanding knitters, crocheters, sewers and artists. They make gifts, banners and placards and work on major projects for events and social media. 

All events we attend are photographed and or videoed and posted on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Photographers and anyone who can shoot and edit videos are always welcome at our events.

Sydney Knitting Nannas’ most popular posts on social media are our weekly Good News, quirky artwork and graphics created by us, and videos and photographs of our protests in the streets or on our own during lockdown. 

We love to sing well known tunes with different words in public or for a video. We are often accompanied by musicians, to keep us in tune, but if we have to, we go it alone singing acapella. Singers and musicians are always welcome to join us. 

One Nanna is responsible for the content on each social media platform but all Nannas have an opportunity to collaborate on the design and content. It’s important to develop our own content because it generally attracts a larger audience. This is lots of fun, especially wrangling Nannas for a video.  

Our Craft and Yarn group meet once a month either online or in person to discuss the latest project or learn how to knit or crochet or improve their skills. 

We have a vast supply of banners and placards and enjoy coming up with new ideas for either our own events or to help out other worthwhile causes. 

Please like and share our posts on your favorite social media platform. 

Links to videos, photos and graphics

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