knit the walls mini-exhibition

Community, Exhibitions, Free

Friday 3rd 10:00am – Sunday 19th December 2021 4:00pm

God's House Tower, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

After being exhibited in the Main Gallery, mini-installation of ‘knit the walls’ was installed in the Project Space.

knit the walls was an ongoing 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 invited participants and audiences to reconnect with stories, memories and alternative histories that are lost over time and unrecorded in books and archives. What if these stories and every-day actions, ideas and conversations of the city’s past inhabitants are somehow held within Southampton’s historic walls?

The exhibition ran from Friday 3rd December to Sunday 19th December in the Barker Mill Project Space.

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About the Artist

A gentle revolutionary, working with death, knitting, the human/non-human-animal relationship, and the status and representation of women, Sarah works individually and collaboratively with video, photography, drawing, and yarn based craft. Sarah’s work has been selected for open exhibitions, screened at national and international film festivals, and been commissioned by the national trust. She has been known to intervene with temporary works in public spaces.