Monday, 25 May 2009

Shane Waltener

When I found this artist I was excited by the way they work and interact with the public with the work and the way it is made and put on show. The work raises questions of what if, the work is playful and gets people to look at the material in a different light in a different space and engage with this in so many ways.

Knitting Piece #13 (Bracknell) 2006, South Hill Park, Bracknell
Piece conceived for Fresh, a live arts and performance festival held at South Hill Park, Bracknell. The day ended with stretching out the knitting on the lawn outside the arts centre. The piece was later included in the exhibition nEUclear reactions at the CAB in Burgos.

Still Worldwide...
Second instalment of the World Wide Web 2007, a piece initially commissioned by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, for the Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting exhibition in 2007. The piece will now be exhibited at the Indiana State Museum as part of the same touring exhibition from April 25, 2008.

Through the eye of the web...
Shot above is of the installation of a new piece for the Jupiter Artland in Bonnington, West Lothian. The piece, titled Over Here, has been knitted with fishing line using shetland lace, an old Scottish knitting technique. The piece has been strategically placed so a panoramic view of the adjoining woods, fields and hills beyond can be seen through the eye of the web. For more information on Jupiter Artland, visit
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