Knitthewalls oct22 11

knit the walls - Exhibition Launch

Join us at the knit the walls exhi­bi­tion launch as we cel­e­brate the last­ing lega­cy of this well ‑loved com­mu­ni­ty project before it comes to an end.

As we launch the spectacular finale exhibition of popular co-created project 'knit the walls', you're invited to join us for an evening of sharing stories and celebrating community.

At the launch event, you can hear from project founder sarah filmer and many participants who've taken part in 'knit the walls' over the years, as they discuss their memories and share their stories of the project and it's legacy.

You'll have the opportunity to explore the mesmerising installation in the Main Gallery which brings together a collection of co-created knitted objects and keepsakes to form an immersive fully knitted room. From books to furniture and ceramics, many of the objects featured in the exhibition hold personal history and are a vessel of the participants stories.

The knit the walls group will also be taking custom orders for items created from the works produced in the knitting sessions with proceeds going towards Southampton charities Yellow Door and the Society of St James (orders can be placed at the event).

You can also enjoy drinks and refreshments from the GHT Cafe & Bar which will be open all evening serving.

knit the walls - the finale is on display at GHT from Friday 11th November to Sunday 4th December and is free to visit. Find out more about the exhibition and plan your visit here

About knit the walls

Having first launched in 2016, ’knit the walls’ is a public art co-creation project involving many of Southampton’s residents and visitors in the co-production of a knitted, woollen version of the city’s medieval walls. Led by artist Sarah Filmer, the project invites participants and audiences to reconnect with stories, memories and alternative histories that are lost over time and unrecorded in books and archives, through creative practice.