Artist and exhibitor Helle Jorgensen with some of her Sea Creature art made from crochet as she prepares for the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up Exhibition at Murwillumbah this week end.Photo: Scott Powick Daily NewsTWE211015art
Artist and exhibitor Helle Jorgensen with some of her Sea Creature art made from crochet as she prepares for the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up Exhibition at Murwillumbah this week end.Photo: Scott Powick Daily NewsTWE211015art Scott Powick

Crochet art pops up as hit at Fusion

MURWILLUMBAH artist Helle Jorgensen has taken biology and horticultural studies to an artistic level with a beautiful exhibition of crocheted sea creatures.

Ms Jorgensen exhibited at 43 Wollumbin St, Mur’bah, as part of the Northern Rivers Creative Pop Up show on the weekend. The site is normally a vacant commercial space.

“I regard waste as a valuable and abundant resource, which forces me to think and create in a more lateral sense,” Ms Jorgensen said.

The environmental enthusiast said while crocheted patterns were typically planned, her works were “spontaneous, free and (embraced) experimentation”.

Organiser Zoe Robinson-Kennedy said the travelling exhibit, which is moving throughout northern NSW, was well attended at the weekend.

“It’s been really successful, the community around Murwillumbah and Tweed are incredibly supportive – the opening had at least 100 people last Thursday,” she said.

The event, which closed yesterday, was part of the Tweed Fusion tourism event and will now move to Ballina.

Other Tweed artists featured at the pop-up exhibition included Pete Goodlet, Sandra Guy, Tahni Walton Holmes and Tamsin Ainslie.

For information go to artsnorthernrivers.com.au.



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