The Knitted Jungle Collective have been invited to run a knitting circle and discussion group.
Macho Versus the Feminine
· – How does gender affect the way creative outcomes are valued?
· – How is this manifested and reinforced by the pedagogy and structure at art institutions?
We will be creating a space for people to learn/share how to knit and crochet whilst discussing relationship between craft, art and gender.
We will facilitate for all abilities.
Knitting and crochet circles create wonderful spaces for people to get together and talk. We aim to use this space created as a platform to encourage people to explore political and social ideas together. Starting from the basis that everyone gains knowledge from experience and all knowledge is equal and valuable. Crafts such as knitting and crochet seem innately feminine and are traditionally female pursuits. We would like to start a dialogue about how these crafts are culturally valued and what role Art institutions play in reinforcing this potential perpetuation of patriarchy.