Festival Flashback BRILLIANT

Big Knitting

Victoria MacLeod

On the corner of High Street & Prince Bishops Shopping Centre

A set of jumbo knitting needles and luminous wool

Victoria MacLeod knitted her winning BRILLIANT artwork herself. Its epic proportions meant she needed a lot more space than usual so that she could stitch the luminous rope using drain pipes as needles! For the 10th anniversary edition of Lumiere, Big Knitting has a new home hanging from a wall between High Street and Silver Street.

Big Knitting was originally commissioned as part of the 2015 BRILLIANT commissioning competition which invites anyone originally from or currently living in the North East to submit a bright idea for a Lumiere light installation.

About Victoria MacLeod

Victoria MacLeod started knitting at the age of 7 and became fascinated by the different colours and textures of threads. Eager to learn how to create different textures for design, she enrolled for a City & Guilds course in Manchester. Now a practising textile and mixed media and artist, Victoria has exhibited work in both public and private galleries in the north of England including the DLI, the Heritage Centre and the Cathedral in Durham.  A member of Fusion Textile Artists and Interface Arts, she was a founding member of the Durham City branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild.

Supported by: Woven Inc.

Accessibility information

Prince Bishops has an even and flat surface.  There are regular rest points (seats with backs and benches). Access is recommended via Claypath as Silver Street is steep and cobbled.

Artwork description: Static installation with UV light.

PLEASE NOTE: While you are welcome to photograph this installations for personal use, please note that the artist retains all imagery rights. Commercial use of installation photography and film is strictly prohibited. 


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