- Handcuffed man dies in Te Puke
- Keeping victims safe
- Te Puke Highway handover
- Judge slams Fonterra managers
- Bar robbed in Rotorua
- Affco to strike next week
- Kiwis feeling less safe in NZ
- International acts head for Tauranga
- Car sought in alleged kidnapping
- More rain as front moves in
- TECT all set for AGM
- $15K fine for illegal importing
- Son’s tribute to Dambuster hero
- Truck t-bones car in Te Puke
- Last remaining Dambuster dies
- Cat causes citywide blackout
- Blackout in west of city
- Boulder could be behind fatal crash
- Fatal crash closes gorge
- Car crashes into Papamoa superette
- Car rolls on SH29
- Mount Hot Pools soak ‘n sound
- TEL tolls hit technical hitch
- Schoolgirl allegedly held captive
- Truck t-bones car in Te Puke
- Te Puke builder flown to hospital
- Missing seven-year-old found
- Rudd remanded on bail
- Warning issued for heavy rain
- Driver trapped in Te Puke
Craftbomber Street Art
The Craft Bomber Association is a newly-emerged Art & Craft group based in Tauranga. Following the example of other yarn bombers and guerrilla knitters around the world, founding members Missy Rogue Knitta and Mista Slip Stitch decided to bring this form of street art to the Bay of Plenty.
Missy Rogue Knitta snapped craftbombing.
In the photo we see Missy Rogue Knitta installing Tauranga's first knit graffiti, called 'wuru wai', on the fountain occupying the downtown corner of Grey and Spring Streets.
They are inspired by all those fabulous like-minded 'craftivists' out there who have been gently tagging away, trying to make the world a warmer and fuzzier place…a world where craft is taken to another level and turned into something special to be enjoyed by everyone out in the streets. The Craft Bomber Association is turning craft that some might think near-extinct, into street art.
Craft Bomber Installations - 'We Love New Zealand'.
The CBA's second installation also 'happened' downtown - on Elizabeth Street. 'We love New Zealand' features re-cycled woollen jumpers made into two tree cosies with the message, 'New Zealand - Keep it Beautiful - Love - Aotearoa' stitched onto both.
Missy Rogue Knitta and Mista Slip Stitch are on the constant look-out for locations to be 'knit-tagged'. They started looking at their surroundings differently, taking in details, good or bad, that could do with a bit of woollen enhancement. The Craft Bomber Association is now working on a new project to coincide with the Garden & Art Festival in November. Hopefully members' art will also mysteriously appear at the Creative Tauranga Art Fair in the CBD on the March 19, 2011.
They are also looking for interested people who would like to join the Craft Bomber Association.
For more information go to their blog www.craftbomberassociation.blogspot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org Pete Morris is an occasional painter and art lover. He is a freelance writer with a particular interest in promoting the visual arts in Tauranga.
Post a CommentYou must be logged in to make a comment.
- Ballistic garden leads to delicious gazpacho
- Not to be missed
- Joint inflammation
- Healthy heart for your pet
- Dark and delicious plums
- An unusual Tauranga first
- Nutritional therapy for joint problems (Part 1)
- Ensuring 2013 exercise regime is effective and efficient
- A new year begins
- New in Papamoa
- Introduction to nutritional medicine
- Beautiful bean bounty
- National favourite serves up flaming good food
- Small changes for big returns
- Superb summer snacking