STRIKKET 2022-poster


‘STRIKKET!’—the Norwegian word for ‘KNITTED!’— will bring together creatives from 9 countries and 4 continents to connect with local craftspeople and students from Vestland to harness the power of creativity and collaboration, culminating in a catwalk show.

Space: Nordfjord Opera, Sophus Lie-vegen 3, 6770 Nordfjordeid
Time: 18:00-19:30 27 August 2022
Tickets: Nordfjord Opera tickets

Organised by: Julia Kröner Venø
Project partner: Melanie Bröder

Documentation of previous event: Strikket! 2021 at Stad Hotell

Read more about STRIKKET! 2022

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What is STRIKKET! ??

STRIKKET! is inspired by landscape and people of Stad Kommune, Vestland, rural west coast of Norway, who share their love, generosity, and creativity through handmade knits. In this time of unprecedented isolation, STRIKKET! seeks to link this vibrant community with the creative potential of individuals from around the world. STRIKKET! is all about symbiosis, between rural and urban, traditional and modern, innovation and sustainability.

German fashion designer and educator Julia Kröner Venø, together with her Norwegian artist husband Bjørn Venø, are the founders and organizers of the rural arts organization Venø Gård KUNST, which hosted the event with Julia serving as artistic director. Venø Gård KUNST promotes alternative perspectives and creative exploration within the rural domain.


Our story

At the height of the pandemic, Julia and Bjørn and their two young children relocated from the United States to the remote island of Venøya in Stad Kommune. They have dedicated themselves to create a variety of cultural offerings for the region, the people and beyond.


The Experience

It will be immersive and creative. The local band Spöt celebrated Norwegian folklore music with traditional and experimental arrangements for the catwalk show. Attendees will experience art installations, art projections and a performative catwalk show featuring work from knitters in the community, many of them in their 90s, and creations by residents, in collaboration with Julia and international designers and makers.

 

Creative Collaborators

Creating new work in dialogue with Julia Kröner Venø

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Contributing Designers and Artists

Showing existing and new work

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Contributing Knitters and Craftspeople

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Musicians

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In-Kind Sponsors

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Sponsors

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