Hooked on the crochet sea garden (4 August 2011) – The Advertiser
A lively sea garden of crocheted delights fills the basement of the Science Exchange for the SALA Festival and National Science Week.
More than 250 crafty locals, hooked on the art and science of crochet, created the RiAus Adelaide Reef over four months.
Co-curator Julie Walker took “great pleasure” in placing every piece, putting her degree in textile design to good use. She says it is easy to imagine the reef is alive.
“It’s an artificial representation of something that is fast disappearing,” she said. “If we don’t take notice, if we’re not careful this is all we’ll end up with: a woollen reef.”
Tonight at the exhibition opening, visitors will explore the “riotously beautiful” tropical and temperate reefs, bleached ghost-white reef and a “toxic” reef made of plastic and other rubbish. When the exhibition draws to a close on September 7, all 1500 pieces will go into storage at the RiAus.
Article sourced from The Advertiser: Hooked on the crochet sea garden (4 August 2011)