Join us for our first ever Evening with an Artist Event. During this exclusive gathering, (there are only 18 spots available), participate in a talk with knitting artist Kirk Dunn while enjoying an incredible 3 course meal provided by Part II Bistro.
At the dinner Kirk will talk about his journey as a creator that began as a theatre artist but has evolved into using knitting to communicate and express his ideas.
Come join a discussion of how knitting is an art and the power that it holds.
Kirk is a multi-talented artist who is a writer, actor and knitter. His large scale knitting installations and 3-d knit pieces reveal how knitting can be used as a medium to connect, inspire and awe people. Kirk’s one man show combining all of his many talents, The Knitting Pilgrim, will be presented at the Blyth Memorial Community Hall on November 2nd. The show presents the artistic and spiritual journey of Kirk, who took 15 years to knit a triptych of tapestries called Stitched Glass. The work was designed in the style of stained glass windows, exploring the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic faiths.
In Kirk’s own words:
“ I would like knitting to be regarded as an art that is tangible and accessible enough so that it can speak to many, and yet also produce startling, meaningful, awe-inspiring and beautiful works, and not just hats and scarves.
My most profound belief in life is this: that empathy is the path to understanding and the key to conflict resolution. Knitting for me is the artistic manifestation of that goal: symbolically, it weaves together yarn to produce an interlocked pattern, just as I hope people can be knitted together, through empathy, into a community.”
When: November 1st 6:30 pm
Where: FACTS Gallery and Creative Space, 441 Queen Street, Blyth N0M 1H0