The community public art project called TAG…You’re Knit!, included artist-led workshops, knit-ins at different locations, and yarn bombing installations, where the knitted pieces created by participants used to adorn local trees. The creation of these unique, outdoor fibre art-works brought together members of the community, providing opportunities to learn new skills, and brightening up our urban spaces with a splash of knitted colour! Over 150 community citizens from age 5 tp age 85 participated in this project.
About the artist:
Jessica Glesby is an artist/educator working with the installation of knit textiles in public places. She has taught graffiti knitting to grade 9-12 students throughout Vancouver and is currently completing a Masters of Art in Art Education at Boston University on the topic of Graffiti Knitting in the classroom. As a graduate of Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Media Arts, Jessica has worked in film, video, and performance art but finds the greatest satisfaction in community installations and the hands-on arts of collage and textiles. She has a Bachelor of Education, specializing in Art from UBC.