Monday, 31 January 2011

Knit a Neuron - on tour!

Good news at Knit a Neuron towers. We've had so many offers of support for the artwork that we're going on tour.

We'll be unveiling the piece as part of the University of Bristol's Changing Perspectives event at the Grant Bradley Gallery. After a month in Bristol, the piece will head up to Glasgow for the month of June and a tour round a few venues as part of Glasgow Science Festival. Staying in Scotland, Stirling Youth Services are hosting for July and August and using the artwork as a springboard for a series of activities for young people in the area.

And finally, Headway are keen to host the installation on a permanent basis once it returns from Scotland.

We couldn't be more delighted with how things have turned out, and how much support there is for the project and the artwork. Thanks everyone!

[I'll update this post with weblinks when things go live.]

Friday, 21 January 2011

Knitting & Multiple Sclerosis

What exciting news for a Friday evening. We have another KAN spin-off project.
We've been approached to help the British Society for Immunology to help out with a Knitting & Multiple Sclerosis project as a contribution to the Cheltenham Science Festival. The exact details are still be worked out, but one of the first things we need is some artistic advice. Are you a knitting/crochet/fibre artist who would be interested in talking with us? Do you know someone who is? We'd love to hear from you.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Knitting Neurons in Newcastle

Ah, we love an alliteration here at KAN Towers. Why Newcastle we hear you ask? We've been invited to have a stand at the fabulous Maker Faire. We like Maker Faire very much - not only is it hosted by our friends at the Life Science Centre, it's full of creative inventors with amazing contraptions.

Come along to our stand where you can knit a neuron and have a natter about neuroscience. We should have a fabulous display of neurons by the end of the weekend.

If you can't wait for March, then head over to Tyneside Cinema next Tuesday. You'll meet fellow knitters and Jennifer Read will be there with all her brain expertise. Bring your neurons to the Maker Faire and add them to the display. Go on, you know you want to!

STOP PRESS! If you're a knitter (or crocheter) from Newcastle then why not join the Yarnbombing activities? Check out the “maker faire guerrilla knitting" group on Ravelry for more information. Neuronal network across Newcastle anyone?

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

New Year, new neuron...

Happy New Year to all our supporters! And that's a lot of supporters: we've had over 10 000 views of our blog from all over the world - woo hoo! In a rather satisfying link: if all those hits were connections we'd be like one single neuron.

We're sure you'll be pleased to hear that we've several offers of support for hosting the final piece. We're just going to take a look at it all and see what we can do.

We're delighted with the level of support for the piece - thanks to everyone who's offered thoughts, recommendations and physical space. Watch this space for more information.

We know the nights are getting shorter, but summer still seems a long way off. So here's a picture of some of our Green Man knitters enjoying the Welsh sunshine!