Reef Knot

In a continuation of the colour theme featured in my post yesterday, I thought I would share the work of Sydney-based “scalable artistic collective” Reef Knot. Lead by visual artist/curator Michelle McCosker and creative/producer Alasdair Nicol, Reef Knot create installations and site-specific works that predominantly utilise found and recycled materials.

Their combined art practice has involved yarn bombing Sydney’s infamous King’s Cross, building a human-sized Zen garden and fashioning a soft-sculpture orchard suspended from a Hills Hoist. They consistently approach everyday and mundane environments as a blank canvas to be transformed and artistically enlivened. I love their play on colour and texture as an alternative form of architecture and the manner in which they employ craft techniques as the basis for many of their projects. Looking at their work I was actually inspired to get out my old set of knitting needles, and then I remembered that I have no talent for knitting whatsoever. I think I’ll leave it to the professionals.


June 23, 2010