Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Junction Arts Festival - Launceston

I am loading up my bandwagon and going in convoy with Mrs Smith ... cool things are afoot in the fair city of Launceston ... Junction Arts Festival 2010
Officially the festival opens tomorrow ...but as we wandered around town yesterday ... we saw the city taking on a new canvas - as knitted graffiti, a mandala trail, sculpture and installations began to pop up and take shape. The beauty of umbrellas in trees and posts kept warm by their own scarf. Edie was so taken with watching Pleiades being installed ... she stared in absolute wonder at 'The Snow Tree'. I barely know where to start with the programme.
We have already had a cheeky peek at what is the wondrous, eye popping goodness of 'The Knitting Room'. I mean I thought there might be an odd cupcake in the old knit one, purl one ... but a whole house? Room after room modelled on a 1950s abode - ALL KNITTED? Edie, Aunty Helen and I could barely contain our excitement.

I am already planning my out of house sneak to get to the Junc Room - Festival Club ... Barry Morgan's World of Organs is there. Did you see him on Spicks and Specks?

Image from here

And I so desperately want to muster the courage to get A Haircut by a 10 Year Old or maybe I will just settle on a love letter for Dunc at The Letter Writing Service. ...and that is but the tip of the iceberg!!

I will be at Niche Design Market ... which is also part of the festival.... I'll be planning my schedule from there!

6 comments:

Tania said...

My heart positively leapt at that shot of the brollies. And you know how warm and fuzzy I come over at cosily clad posts...

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh, I love that umberella pic, fantastic! Sounds fun, enjoy...

PottyMouthMama said...

It looks amazing girl!!

I would so do the 10 year old haircut gig. Well actually, I'd try and convince Matt it was a good idea.

I would LOVE this. Looks amazing.

Isis said...

i can't wait too! it's all so exciting, almost like a holiday. guess what?! that is my piece of knitting you photographed :D

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Two Tuesdays said...

I dead-set love to be there. Why does all the fun stuff happen elsewhere? Hope you have a wicked time!