Dirty Great Textile Exhibition: Entry details

6 – 13 December 2018

ICW, 22 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1EW

What?
This winter Knittaz With Attitude will host an exhibition of contemporary textiles. 

We’re looking for bold contemporary pieces to challenge and excite our Blackpool audience. Think bold, modern and experimental!

Artists can submit one or two works in any textile or fibre medium e.g. sewing, weaving, knitting, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking, collage etc. 

Artists are invited to submit recent work (produced within the last 2 years) that has not been included in previous Blackpool-based exhibitions. 

 

Who can enter?
The exhibition is open to all ages and textile disciplines provided that you have an FY postcode and/or are a member of Knittaz With Attitude.

Artists from all backgrounds and all levels of experience including professional are invited to submit one or two of their most recent works to go on display. 

Children are more than welcome to take part.

 

How much does it cost?
If selected, there is a £10.00 installation/admin fee per submission – this will go towards the venue costs.

 

How do I enter?
Please complete the online form by noon Sunday 4 November, we will let you know whether you have been selected by Friday 9 November.

Selection criteria: We want you to be as bold and adventurous as you dare. We’re really keen to see work that is:

  • Unusual and experimental, e.g. makes use of technology.
  • Abstract and avant garde, weird and conceptual is very welcome.
  • Pieces that you would have difficult exhibiting elsewhere

Selection will be made by a group of Knittaz With Attitude members: A variety of Blackpool-based textile lovers who want to bring something different to our town and believe that we have some amazing amateur and professional artists working locally.

 

How do I present my work?
All work that requires hanging must have mirror plates attached at the side to secure it to the wall and be framed. We do not accept ‘clip frames’ or any work deemed unsafe or unprepared for display. Mirror plates are available at most hardware shops. 

All work should be labelled on the back with: 

  • Your name 
  • Your Email address 
  • Your postal address
  • Your telephone number 
  • If the work is for sale – the price.
    Please remember to include 30% gallery commission in the price. 

 

What happens if my work is sold?
You will be notified if a work is sold.
Payment will be made by Aunty Social CIC after the close of the exhibition.
We can only sell your work if you provide us with a Unique Tax Reference Number (UTR)

 

Is my work insured?
Work cannot be insured by Aunty Social and is at all times at the owner’s risk. 

 

Important Dates 

Handing in days:

1pm – 4pm Sunday 2 December

4pm – 8pm Monday 3 December

Preview/Launch: 

Thursday 6 December, 6pm – 9pm.

Exhibition runs from
6 – 13 December

Collection: 

6pm – 8pm Thursday 13 December 

11am – 4:30pm Friday 14 December 

Please drop off/collect from ICW, 22 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1EW

 

We cannot store work after Friday 14 December. Any work not collected by this date will be auctioned for charity.

Enter now

Blackpool Yarnbomb Trail – Now on!

Keep your eyes open for some woolly beasties hidden around Blackpool.  For clues on their locations, visit www.blackpoolarttrail.co.uk

cow BunniesUnicorn  Snake

Yarnbomb Trail: Goodness, gracious great balls of wool!

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Square from Scotland

Square from Scotland

We’ve had a great response to our  yarnbombing workshops and we’re nearly ready to go with the trail.

Special mentions go out to the staff and students of Blackpool Sixth Form College who help a super knit-in on 19 July. As well as out hardcore knittaz from our group and pom-pom makers extraordinaire Tyler and Charlie.  Thanks Guys!

Watch this space as knitted creatures will start to appear around Blackpool. There will be an accompanying web map that will help you to spot them all.

Knittaz in action

 

YT workshops

Our workshop programme from July 2014

Knittaz with Attitude: Monthly hook-up

The next Knittaz with Attitude is on Monday 7th January 2013
6pm to 8:30pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ.  More info here!

Inspector Norse: Treading the boards with KWA

The all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse from the Lip Service Theatre Company is coming to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on 15th October 2012.  It promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to!

 

Knittaz with Attitude (of town centre yarn bombing fame) will be hosting knitting workshops where you can make all the various parts.

We’ll provide:

  • Wool and needles/hooks/french knitting bobbins to those who need them
  • Guidance for beginners learning to knitting and crochet
  • Patterns
  • Light refreshments

It all takes place in the wonderful setting of the Grand Theatre Studio on the following dates:

  • Monday 17th September.  We’re starting at 6:30pm so that we can have a little tour of the theatre before we get on to our wool-fest at 7pm.
  • Wednesday 26th September, 7pm
  • Saturday 6th October, 2pm, this will include a Scandinavian tea party, so don’t forget to wear your woolly jumper and bobble hat!

So sign up online on Facebook or email us

The project is funded by the Arts Council via Blackpool Council Arts Service

 

 

KWA: HQ Hook Up

It’s nearly time for our mid-month get together at Aunty Social HQ, The Old Rock Factory.

Monday 20th August 2012, 18:30-21:30
at Aunty Social HQ,
The Old Rock Factory
Rear 40 Talbot Rd,
Blackpool, FY11LF

Bring your own work or join in with our next yarn bombing project (this time it’s international!)…anything goes. All ages and abilities welcome. Tonight is the deadline for the Manchester Yarnbombing squares and Emma from the Grand Theatre is coming to tell us more about the knitted props required for Inspector Norse.

The all-new Swedish crime thriller Inspector Norse from the Lip Service Theatre Company promises to be a night of nerve-jangling suspense, laughter…and a partially knitted set that hopefully you can contribute to!

If you want a head start then feel free to download these leaf and icicle patterns.

This session will start a little later than usual (6:30pm) and will only be £2. We will provide drinks and biscuits.

Knitta please!…

KWA at HQ last month

The next Knittaz with Attitude is on Monday 2nd July 2012
6pm to 8:30pm at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road Blackpool FY1 2QJ

Bring your own work or join in with our next yarn bombing project (this time it’s international!)…anything goes.   All ages and abilities welcome.

£3.50 per session.

We will provide a light meal, tea and coffee, so please let us know in advance if you’re coming. You can do this by registering on Facebook or Eventbrite

The following session is on Monday 16th July at:
Aunty Social HQ
The Old Rock Factory
Rear 40 Talbot Rd (Abingdon St/Deansgate)
FY1 1BN Blackpool
United Kingdom

This session will start a little later (6:30pm) and will only be £2 as we will provide drinks and snacks.

Say yeah, I predict a yarnbomb up in here. ‘Cause we throw poms on it… KWA at Sand, Sea and Spray 2012

Knittaz with Attitude was out in force this weekend at Blackpool’s own annual urban art festival Sand, Sea and Spray.  It’s organised by the lovely Robin Ross and brings lots of talented artists into Blackpool to brighten up the town and share their creations with local people.

We decided to support the festival as only we know how, with a shed-load of wool!  We decided to focus on St John’s Precinct and Cedar Square and had a stash of lovely knitting, crochet and pom-poms to display.

Yarnbombing highlights were our woolly bike, which attracted a ridiculous amount of attention and the pom-poms (pombombing!) and crocheted birds in the trees.  Passers-by gave us so many compliments and took so many photos that we feel famous!

I’ll stop waffling now and get to the good bit, the photos…

Ooh, we need to give a massive thank you to Foundry who shinned up a macca ladder to help us pombomb.  You sir, are a legend *doffscap*

No KWA on Monday 4th June

Whassup ma Knittaz?

Just a reminder that there will be no Knittaz with Attitude session on Monday 4th June as it’s a Bank Holiday and many people will be off on their holibobs or hanging out with their families.

Hope you have a good time ‘bigging up’ her Maj!

We are Yarnbo-bomb! 1…2…3…4…

Knittaz With Attitude knitting group: 6pm to 8:30pm, Monday 2nd April 2012 at Claremont Park Community Centre, Claremont Road, Blackpool, FY1 2QJ



Bring your own work or join in with our yarnbombing project (knitted/crocheted squares and pom poms for a super town centre installation in June – all will be revealed)…anything goes!

£3.50 per session.

We will provide a light buffet meal, tea and coffee, so please let us know in advance if you’re coming. You can do this by registering here at Eventbrite
or emailing info@auntysocia​l.co.uk.

You can also check out our Facebook Page.