The foyer of Ballarat Health Service’s Gardiner Pittard building will take on a warm glow with the installation of the Sustainable Environment Arts Movement’s WARM knitted collage artwork.
Last year, SEAM engaged 250 knitters from the community to create the artwork, which reflects on why the earth is warming and what we can do to create a sustainable and safe climate future.
From March to August, knitters created nearly 1000 pieces, some of which included gum leaves, trees, native flowers, wind turbines and knitted squares, which were assembled in to the large-scale artwork.
The BHS collaboration with SEAM will also continue with the creation of a new WARM project for the Wellness Centre.
Patients, carers and the community will be able to build relationships and support each other while knitting squares for the artwork. Knitters of all skill levels will be invited to contribute, being given patterns that will be pieced together to create a new artwork.