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Space: Stad Hotell, Leikanger 56, 6750 Stadlandet 
Time: 05.06.2021, 17:00 - 18:00
Tickets: billetto

Organised by: Julia Kröner Venø
Project partner: Melanie Bröder

About

‘STRIKKET!’—the Norwegian word for ‘KNITTED!’—will bring together creatives from 8 countries and 3 continents to connect with local craftspeople and students from Vestland to harness the power of creativity and collaboration, culminating in a catwalk show.

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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 is hosting this 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.

What to expect!
An immersive creative experience. Local musicians will celebrate Norwegian folklore music with traditional and experimental arrangements for a catwalk show and concert. The hotel’s restaurant will present a special menu celebrating regional produce and signature cocktails created just for the event. Attendees will experience an exhibition, 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.

The promotional image showcases a 3D generated model interacting with the sublime Norwegian landscape, with Barmøya, Vestkapp and Selja island in the background. Other designers will also showcase 3D versions of their physical designs. A selection of designs shown will be available for purchase straight from the catwalk.

Please join us in person or virtually for the STRIKKET! catwalk show and celebration, JUNE 5 5PM CET at Stad Hotell

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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