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knit the walls – Exhibition Launch
Friday, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
11th November 2022
Join us at the knit the walls exhibition launch as we celebrate the lasting legacy of this well -loved community project before it comes to an end.
As we launch the spectacular finale exhibition of popular co-created project ‘knit the walls’, you’re invited to join us for an evening of sharing stories and celebrating community.
At the launch event, you can hear from project founder sarah filmer and many participants who’ve taken part in ‘knit the walls’ over the years, as they discuss their memories and share their stories of the project and its legacy.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the mesmerising installation in the Main Gallery which brings together a collection of co-created knitted objects and keepsakes to form an immersive fully knitted room. From books to furniture and ceramics, many of the objects featured in the exhibition hold personal history and are a vessel of the participants stories.
The knit the walls group will also be taking custom orders for items created from the works produced in the knitting sessions with proceeds going towards Southampton charities Yellow Door and the Society of St James (orders can be placed at the event).
You can also enjoy drinks and refreshments from the GHT Cafe & Bar which will be open all evening serving.
The knit the walls Exhibition Launch is on Friday 11th November from 6pm to 8pm at God’s House Tower. Book your free ticket here
knit the walls – the finale is on display at GHT from Friday 11th November to Sunday 4th December and is free to visit. Find out more about the exhibition and plan your visit here
About knit the walls
Having first launched in 2016, ’knit the walls’ is a public art co-creation project involving many of Southampton’s residents and visitors in the co-production of a knitted, woollen version of the city’s medieval walls. Led by artist Sarah Filmer, the project invites participants and audiences to reconnect with stories, memories and alternative histories that are lost over time and unrecorded in books and archives, through creative practice.
This event will take place in the Cafe & Bar which is located on the ground floor and has step-free, wheelchair access, and in the Main Gallery which is located on the first floor and has lift access. The exhibition is installed in the Main Gallery and the Project Space, in which wheelchair access is available via a lift.