Stick Together this Dec – Feb at the Caboolture HubPosted 19 Nov 2020 by CA Admin
During COVID we called on communities, across the South-East Queensland North (SEQN) region, to Stick Together as part of a collaborative arts project run by Caboolture-based artist Mel Brady.
Stick Together participants were posted materials and then took part in a series of online workshops in Cross Stick Weaving. Whilst the activity itself could be seen as simple, the idea was to keep communities connected through regular craft sessions and conversations.
Participants were asked to send their final creations back to CAA where we have been collecting them up for a collaborative artwork. Hundreds of individuals, groups and families across SEQN took part in the project during lockdown and now we are ready to share what we’ve all created.
The Stick Together installation will be displayed throughout the Caboolture Hub through December – February and it’s not too late to be a part of the fun!
We have a final drop in workshop with Mel Brady on Saturday 6 February 10am – 12pm.
This will also be Family Fun Day at Caboolture Hub so come along for a full day of activities.
Or, you can create your own cross-stick weaving at home by using just about anything you can find laying around:
– things like chopsticks, twigs, skewers can all be used for the structure
– things like ribbon, crete paper, yarn, plastic bags can all be used for the weaving
– and then you can add your own creative touches!
Follow along in this simple DIY video by our artist Mel Brady
And bring your finished weaving into the Caboolture Gallery or send it to us in the post so we can add them to the growing installation.
Stick Together was supported as part of Creative Arts Alliance’s Craft Connect initiative which supported online and at home activities for SEQN communities during COVID. The project has received funding and support from Moreton Bay Regional Council and as part of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) funded by Arts Queensland.