Knitting Fever now open

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Exhibition Knitting Fever by artist Clare Sams is now on at The Minories Gallery, Colchester

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All images/knitting (C) Clare Sams

Knitting Fever, a new exhibition by textile artsist Clare Sams, is now on at the Garden Cafe of The Mniories Gallery in Colchester, until 21 February.

In 2009 severe flooding hit Cockermouth in Cumbria. A shop called Knitting Fever had its window broken in by the surge of water. The wool that was sold in the shop spilled out and floated through the town. As the water receded a tangled mess of wool straggled through the town, entwining itself around lamp-posts, trees, cars, bicycles and anything else that it found in its path. Clare presents a knitted recreation of the scene of the devestation; a scene that looks chaotic, but is entirely ordered, structured and managed by the artist.

The Garden Cafe, The Miniories Gallery, Colchester
Now – 21 February
www.colchester.ac.uk/art/minories/exhibitions/claresamsknitting-fever

 

 

 

 

 

 

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