Yarn-bombers hit Brighton

We are on the map! And even better, we have stayed there for about three weeks. After some early rustlings on Jetty Road posts, there has been a big showing on the Kitty Whyte memorial sculpture.

Kitty Whyte was a local teacher of children’s swimming classes. She saved a drowning woman in 1919, but in 1926 immediately after a swimming class she dived off the jetty and was taken by a shark.

Philippa Robert

Apparently Brighton was named as one of the healthiest seaside towns about 100 years ago. Perhaps it still is. Think about the good burghers pictured last week exercising, air quality (the smog blows out to sea in summer) and the local art!

Philippa Robert

But why oh why did Justin Bieber turn up in  the list of Tags? Can anyone answer that?



8 thoughts on “Yarn-bombers hit Brighton

  1. I love the concept of Yarn Bombing – I’m assuming that it was added to the sculptures and is not an intricate part. Here, in Vancouver, I see Yarn Bombing everywhere – on bike racks, lampposts, trees and city benches – I think it is world wide…

    1. I think you are right. It certainly gives us a chance to see things afresh and perhaps be less complacent about what seems to be assumed. I remember seeing the shadow of Duchamp’s cuphook/rack in the Nat Gall in Canberra and asking where the actual thing was! doh. The guard was kindly and said well the shadow is the piece, but the item you seek is way up there….

  2. There are many “yarn-bombers” going about on this side of the Atlantic, too – and quite a few especially, in the city of Philadelphia. Their work always manages to put a huge smile on my face – as did your photos and lovely post here! Enjoying your blog very much!

    1. Thank you! One of these has had his hawaiian print ‘shirt’ removed (perhaps by the wind) but most of the rest is still hanging. They transform the everyday into fun, don’t they?

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