BALLAN COMMUNITY GROUPS and INDIVIDUALS
We invite you to consider participating in an exciting event planned for Ballan Community during the winter months of this year. ‘WinterKnits’ will be a celebration of colour, fun and community connectedness, through ‘yarn-bombing’ the streetscape.
Each group / individual can take on a tree, pole, veranda post or street fitting to decorate.
Examples are on display at the Post Office during office hours.
Support is available to each group, including coming along to a meeting and sharing further information, providing ideas, materials, plus skills and guidance in the production of your contribution.
This is also a great opportunity to promote your group as each contribution will be identified with contact details etc.
For further information, visit the display at the Ballan Post office, and contact Carmel Hunter who is the streetscape co-ordinator for this event.
Mobile: 0407506621 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘WinterKnit’ in Ballan 2019
In the past 2 years members of Wombat Regional Arts Network have successfully run the ‘Black Nite Black Lite’ winter solstice event in Ballan; traders windows were decorated using fluorescent materials created by artists, individuals, community groups and schools. The windows came alive for a week in winter using black light. The benefits for the community from these events were multi layered. In 2019 we are changing direction and are currently in progress preparing for ‘WinterKnit’.
Winter in Ballan can be very bleak, however, we plan to change that for the three months of winter, transforming the streetscape with colour, uplifting spirits and encouraging people to get out and walk the streetscape. Selected established trees, shop verandas and veranda poles will be decorated with knitting, crochet and textile creations.
Individuals and community groups are invited to take responsibility for a tree, or other structure along the streetscape. Where needed, wool and related materials will be sourced / provided. In the months prior to winter, participants will produce ‘yarn bombing’ for their selected area, and will be supported on a needs basis with their projects.
‘WinterKnit’ Group – auspiced under Wombat Regional Arts Network; Arts grant received from Moorabool Shire Council.
Organisers: - Lou Callow (Creative Mentor)
Carmel Hunter (Streetscape Co-ordinator)
Last week in May - 2019
OF NOTE - In August 2019 Ballan RSL sub branch celebrates 100 years. This will be acknowledged and celebrated in the area surrounding the RSL and the memorial.