Acrylic yarn, gazebo and mixed media
Weather, Art & Music Festival, University of Exeter Forum
5 March 2016
WAM Fest has nothing to do with the 1980s pop group, but the Festival of Weather, Art and Music. The 2016 event was all about “Extreme Weather and You”, and there were loads of activities on the programme (pdf), from print-making to climate roulette.
The “Particulart: Up in the Air” pop-up made an appearance on the mezzanine floor outside the Alumni Auditorium. I showed the knitted greenhouse gases, games to play, DIY carbon dioxide pompoms, knitting patterns to take away for the more ambitious. There was also the chance to see some of my new work: “Winter Blues: A little colouring book of climate mindfulness” and “Green|Blue”.
There’s lots more information about the installation, the issues and the actions you can take on the Particulart website.