Yarntopia will be so sweet in 2018
ONE OF the most popular installations during Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival is Yarntopia.
Every year, festival-goers can't wait to lay their eyes on what crazy brilliance the yarnbombing team has come up with.
In 2017, the Travelling Ravellers and the Yarntopian garden at the Warwick Art Gallery had huge amounts of visitors and Loretta Grayson said the onus was on the team to keep coming up with bigger and better ideas.
"This year we'll be installing our project, entitled Home Sweet Home in the foyer of the art gallery again,” she said.
"It's good to have such a lovely place to work in and it's out of the weather, which is important for us and all of the visitors to the festival.”
Last year saw more than 100 people contribute to the Yarntopia project, from all over Australia.
"They aged from seven to a 92-year-old,” Mrs Grayson said.
"Our central team of about 15-20 members took a few months off last year's festival and began working on this project in September/October, getting word out to our regular contributors.
"The group is made up of whoever wants to be involved and people are free to work at their own chosen speed.”
Even the Warwick Art Gallery Bud's Club, Warwick's artiest kids, are getting in on the act helping out with bits and bobs for the 2018 installation.
Mrs Grayson said she wasn't going to give too much away about this year's installation.
"It's pretty self explanatory, but it will certainly satisfy people's nostalgic sweet-tooth,” she said.
"We've got team members making iced vovos, licorice allsorts and 100s and 1000s biscuits, so no one will be disappointed.
"As usual we'd like to see as many people help out as we can, there's plenty to do, from advanced pieces right through to beginners.
"This year we need people to help us produce brown rectangles pieces or plan squares and rectangles in biscuit colours.
"There'll also bee something a little different this year with a little construction required, but we'll be having some workshops later on about that.”
Mrs Grayson said for all information regarding this year's installation and how to take part, people should head to www.warwickartgallery.com.au/