We are pleased to announce that the Mangroves from the Water exhibition team, led by Stephanie Neville, will conduct a Mangroves Community Knitting Club workshop on Saturday 12th March, 11 am – 1 pm at Thejamjar Alserkal Avenue.
In conjunction with the exhibition Mangroves from the Water, the artists encourage community involvement to help preserve the mangroves in Umm Al Quwain.
Participants are invited to join the Mangroves Community Knitting Club, led by Stephanie Neville on Saturday 12th March, 11am-1pm.
We’ll keep you safe (2016) is a site-specific land art project, aimed to raise awareness of the protection of the local environment. The concept is to draw participation from the local community by way of knitting individual square patches, which is to be constructed to form a large patchwork blanket. This will be installed on site at the Khor Al Baida mangroves in Umm Al Quwain, symbolizing the individual collaboration towards its preservation.
The morning will include a brief introduction to this preservation project and an explanation of the site-specific art projects by Stephanie Neville. Basic knitting techniques will be explained and the participants will knit individual patches in various styles or colours. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome; complete beginners are encouraged!
A further call is placed on the community to help with knitting 20 x 20 cm squares of wool patches. This can be started in advance, in any amount, colour or design chosen by the knitter. Crochet or other similar needle works are also welcomed! These patches are to be dropped at Thejamjar Gallery throughout the duration of the exhibition, to be assembled at the end.
Workshop Date: Saturday, 12th March, 11 am – 1 pm.
Installation date: Saturday 26th March, Khor Al Baida mangroves, Umm Al Quwain.
Any participants are welcome to attend/ assist.
Wool and knitting needles will be provided.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own needles if they have.
Participants are requested to provide their own refreshments (A4 Space café is nearby).