SAFE banner walk

In the leadup to Mother's Day, bring your friends and family along and take a walk with a large knitted night reflective banner that spells SAFE. The walk is part of a project called the KNIT SAFE project that explores women's safety and agency in our city through craft. The walk will move from Federation Square up to Parliament house and loop back around ending at the State Library.

Art Exhibition previously on in Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 07 May 2014 to Wednesday 07 May 2014

SAFE banner walk image

Published by Kate Just on Tuesday 29 April 2014.
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KNIT SAFE is a Melbourne based project initiated by contemporary artist Kate Just. In the first phase of the project, Just invited knitters and crocheters to gather with her in public sites across the city to knit squares for the banner. The project responds to recent international and local coverage of acts of violence against women in supposedly ‘safe’ neighbourhoods in India, Australia and the UK. The word SAFE also engages with Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle’s idea to make Melbourne a ‘safe city’ for women by deploying security cameras and extra lighting in certain zones.

KNIT SAFE seeks to create a counter-point to ideas of women’s isolation or impending vulnerability. Instead, it explores the possibility of publicly reclaiming our city with collectivity, optimism and craft.

Please note: This event will be photographed and this documentation may be presented in an exhibition later in the year. You should only attend this event if you are comfortable with being photographed!

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