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The Buddy System

The Buddy SystemThe Buddy System is an interactive art project lead by New Zealand-based artist Ani O'Neill that invites the public to become participants in the creation of an art installation by teaching them to crochet. O'Neill – who was taught this skill by her Rarotongan grandmother - and two assistants will teach members of the public to crochet small individual woollen flowers that are then pinned to the wall as a floral installation which "grows" across the gallery over the period of the exhibition, creating an extraordinary symphony of texture and colour. Upon completion of the exhibition, each flower will be gifted to someone nominated by its creator.

Date: 8 March1 April
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm (Tuesday – Friday), 11:00am – 4:00pm (Saturday)
Location: ARC One Gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, CBD

Image: The Buddy System in progress at Art In General, Chinatown, New York, November - December 2004. Photo courtesy of the artists and Art In General
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