crocheted statue masks 1 Manchester Town Hall Yarn Bombed With Crocheted Masks

crocheted statue masks 2 Manchester Town Hall Yarn Bombed With Crocheted Masks

crocheted statue masks 3 Manchester Town Hall Yarn Bombed With Crocheted Masks

Arts, crafts and heritage initiative Warp & Weft recently presented The Statue project at Manchester Town Hall. The municipal statues in Manchester’s Town Hall only celebrate the achievements of historical men, so crafter Helen Davis and curator Jenny White adorned the male statues with crocheted masks of notable women accompanied by a written account of their achievements.

We’re interested in reframing or revisioning the past; finding ways of bringing women’s achievements from the margins to the centre of culture so they are celebrated and valued accordingly. We want to highlight that, despite barriers to participating in the public sphere, women’s contributions have been many, varied, and exciting.

We’ve chosen eight amazing women from diverse backgrounds to celebrate, and we’re giving the man busts in Manchester Town Hall a craftivist crochet facelift.

[via Craftivist Collective]

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

http://www.andrewsalomone.com


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