Individual needlepoint artworks have been stitched together to create a large-scale humanity symbol for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
Renowned local artist, Jessie Deane, has mentored members of the community for over 6 months resulting in the creation of 20 single needlepoint artworks.
The individual pieces have been joined together to form a large humanity symbol, marking the beginning of Victoria University’s 16 Days of Activism campaign and signifying the threads that bind us together as a community. The collaborative work can be viewed at VU at MetroWest from 22 November, as part of the One Night in Footscray program, until Monday 23 December. It will then go on tour to local council areas in Melbourne's west.
ThreadIN is proudly sponsored by Victoria University’s Respect and Responsibility team.
About 16 Days of Activism
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
About One Night in Footscray
For the third year running, spend a night in Footscray and discover galleries, bars and hidden in-between spaces. Exhibitions, food, live music, performance and interactive art installations will collide for one night! This free program has something for people of all ages and backgrounds.