Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2015: Opposites Attract

Ikuntji Artists participates for the first time in the Alice Springs Beanie Festival!

Gordon Butcher and Alison Multa with their beanies created during the Beanie Workshop in April 2014, support of Ngurratjuta RJCP and Alice Springs Beanie Festival, photo by Ken Duncan
Gordon Butcher and Alison Multa with their beanies created during the Beanie Workshop in April 2014, support of Ngurratjuta RJCP and Alice Springs Beanie Festival, photo by Ken Duncan

The 19th Alice Springs Beanie Festival will be held across Friday 19 – Monday 22 June 2015.

We’re very pleased to announce the theme for 2015 will be Opposites Attract.

We hope this will inspire Beanie Makers and visitors to our iconic Festival of the Beanie to explore human nature, our relationship to the environment and the forces that bring us together.

From contrast and reconciliation to difference and distance, the 2015 festival and exhibition will celebrate how these forces balance and weave communities into the social fabric that binds us all.

Truly a feast for the senses, the festival long weekend will have something for everyone. The opening night will bring a carnival atmosphere to the Araluen Arts Centre, blending music, dance, food and art. Throughout the weekend, workshops will offer opportunities to share in the creativity and diversity of textile arts and crafts, while crowds can enjoy the thrill of the beanie chase to find the perfect beanie (or three!) in Beanie Central.

Since 1997, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival has been creating opportunities for Indigenous women from remote communities to develop their talents and share their designs and stories. At the festival, warm your soul with cross-cultural experiences like weaving workshops, eating kangaroo tail or just having a yarn.

Location & Contact

Araluen Arts Centre
61 Larapinta Drive
Araluen, NT 0870

Map

More info

http://www.beaniefest.org/

Participating Artists