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Travelling Loom Installation for Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival

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~ Travelling Loom ~
In-Situ Installation:
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 April
KickstART Nook, Ground Level, State Library of WA

Making friends with yarn!

Find Leah Vlatko and her colourful giant loom roving around the Perth Cultural Centre during KickstART Festival Day. You are invited to contribute to this interactive loom by weaving through the yarns closest to your experiences, and exploring the idea of how you nurture yourself. Take your time, sit, weave, play, be still.

After KickstART Festival Day, Leah’s Travelling Loom will be displayed in the KickstART Nook on the ground level at the State Library of WA.

The State Library of WA is open from 9.00am until 8.00pm Mondays to Thursdays; 9.00am until 5.30pm Fridays; and 10am until 5.30pm on weekends.

About Leah Vlatko
Leah Vlatko is a textile artist passionate about redefining what craft means in a contemporary setting. Slowing down and making things by hand, using ethically sourced yarns, and empowering handmade and DIY as a resistance to consumerism and slave labour. Through her practice Vlatko is contributing to the changing narrative of craft as a form of public interaction and collaboration, rather than a tool limited to the domestic woman's sphere.

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~ About the Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival ~
13 - 20 April 2019

For nine consecutive years, the Youth Week WA Kickstart Festival offers young people aged 12-26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, installations, talks, special events, and mentorships.

KickstART takes place on Noongar Boodjar. We acknowledge and are grateful for the custodianship of the people of the Noongar nation and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Communities and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The KickstART Festival is also sponsored by Lotterywest and the City of Perth, and supported by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Blue Room Theatre, PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts the State Library of Western Australia, and the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia.