Sydney's Laneways Get All Stitched Up
Transforming Sussex Laneway as part of the Laneway Art program, the founder of yarnbombing, Magda Sayeg, brings life to Sydney's urban landscape with her colourful wool creations.
The program forms part of the Art & About Festival, which begins tomorrow and runs until October 23 throughout the city. Transforming the landscape into a living artwork, artists use the city as their canvas, creating works that make passersby stop and smile.
And that is exactly what Sayeg does with this fresh form of street art. Bringing new meaning to the pastime of knitting and crochet, yarnbombing takes on a life of its own, creating an innovative form of self-expression and experimental graffiti art. This growing trend is stitching itself around cities all over the world, spreading colour and joy everywhere it goes.
Sayeg has had works featured at the American Contemporary Arts Festival, South by Southwest, the Austin City Limits Festival, as well as several other commissioned works for brands such as etsy.com. Her work's charm and character is not only extremely cute and kitsch, but is even more stunning in real life.
Come discover the wonders of yarnbombing for yourself with her exhibition, which takes place on Sussex Lane between Sussex St and Kent St.
Also keep Saturday 24 September free, as Sayeg talks about her love for knitting creations from 5-6pm at the Australian Centre for Art and Design.
, 22 September 2011