The Hole Big Yarn – a Panmure Community Art Project
Panmure is a small town located in south west Victoria and has a unique asset; a large, natural swimming hole in the centre of town the locals call ‘the big hole'. When the community were approached to do a contemporary craft project to be placed in the landscape the obvious choice for location was the swimming hole and The Hole Big Yarn was born.
The Hole Big Yarn is an art project reflecting the current phenomena of knitting pieces to be placed in unexpected landscapes. Often called guerrilla knitting this art movement utilises the craft of knitting and crochet and takes it to another level of expression, usually capitalising on the surprise element of placement. The Panmure community participants chose not to label their project under these terms; instead taking the general concept and using it to create site specific pieces for the local swimming hole, based on their experience of it.
Participants worked on knitting and crochet pieces for four months before installing them at the site for a one-day, one-off event. This project created intrigue across the region and on the day over 120 people attended to view the work. The Hole Big Yarn linked into to many groups and individuals who contributed by making pieces for the installation.
Please feel free to go to our blog page to make a comment on this project after viewing pictures below -your feedback is most welcome:
For a list of contributors to the project click here unveiling program and list of participants (PDF 476k)
Download project case study document with pictures here The Hole Big Yarn case study (PDF 3.7M)
This project was supported by Moyne Shire Council and Regional Arts Victoria
PHOTOS: James Pevitt and Jo Grant