Holding place: Workshop with The LGBTQ+ Blanket Project

Thursday, January 18, 2024 Swansea College Of Art, UWTSD - Thursday, January 18, 2024 · 5:30 - 8pm

Join artist Vivian Ross-Smith (she/her) and Helly (they/them) from The LGBTQ+ Blanket Project for a relaxed workshop exploring care, comfort, and communal making.

Together we will knit and crochet squares to create a shared blanket, which will be donated to The LGBTQ+ Blanket Project.

Everyone is welcome! You do not need any skills to participate, we are happy to teach you, and we encourage those who can knit and crochet to share their skills with a workshop neighbour.

Some materials will be available for use during the workshop. If you have spare knitting needles, crochet hooks or yarn, we would greatly appreciate if you bring them along for others to use during the session. The LGBTQ+ Blanket Project is also accepting yarn donations during the workshop.

"There's something inherently queer about heritage crafts"
Helly of LGBTQ+ Blanket Project on the phone to Vivian

The LGBTQ+ Blanket Project is a cardiff based project who make and distribute handmade blankets to LGBTQ+ people throughout the cost of living crisis and beyond. Their motto? LGBTQ= Let's Give Blankets to Queers.

Visual artist, Vivian Ross-Smith, makes site-specific performances and tactile artworks that explore place, touch, care, and community building.

This event is part of holding place, a solo exhibition marking the end of Vivian Ross-Smith's Fellowship with Swansea College of Art, funded by Freelands Foundation. The exhibition will be available to view during this workshop.

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