Presented by Slow Art Collective

Archi-Loom

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Suitable for

Teachers, Year All year levels

Subject areas

Humanities, Sustainability, Visual arts, Social sciences

Archi-Loom is a giant, three-dimensional installation utilising re-purposed materials, including bamboo, recycled rope, various fabrics and other found materials.

 

It’s an interactive construction, made by the Slow Art Collective, that everyone can help build together, including school groups, children and the community. After Slow Art Collective has constructed the giant loom installation, participants fill in the walls of the structure by weaving in the various materials.

 

The Archi-Loom installation also includes various game elements, such as weaving basket goals with DIY recycled balls, various DIY primitive instruments, and mandala making with found/recycled materials on the ground.

 

This a colourful and playful work that responds to the various sites and needs of the different contexts it inhabits. The installation will offer a space that invites areas of play, rest, craft and discovery.

 

Participants enjoy the idea of weaving the loom inside and outside, and having authorship of a large, slowly evolving collaborative installation. Teachers can bring recycled yarn and stripped fabrics and re-create their own looms out of small picture frames, and recreate small version of the large-scale weavings. They can also learn how to create various macramé-based works.

 

The Archi-Loom structure will also be part of our Community Day on Saturday 4 May 2019.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • the project focuses on the value of collaboration and explores concepts of sustainable practices. By using very simple techniques, the installation invites anyone regardless of skill level or experience to participate
  • because of the simplicity and universality of the act of weaving, Slow Art Collective believes that this art installation quietly invites inclusivity in all members of community beyond ethnicity, gender and age.

 

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Sessions

  • Thu 2 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 3 May 2019
  • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

Birrarung Marr

Tickets

Free, no need to book, just drop by!

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Birrarung Marr

Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr

Transport

Birrarung Marr is centrally located between the Central Business District and the Yarra, next to Federation Square.

 

It’s a short journey from Flinders Street Station, and is also served by city trams routes that run down Flinders and Swanston streets, and several bus routes.

 

There’s also nearby parking at Federation Square, the arts precinct, and city car parks.

 

Coach drop-offs can be made at the Russell Street extension, and along Flinders Street. The nearest coach parking is along St Kilda Road, opposite the Arts Centre and the NGV.