Below are photographs of the exhibition of ‘The Cosy Jumper’ in Church Square Shopping Centre St Helens, opening 21st March – 3rd April. Presented alongside ‘Many Uses Of A Blanket’ by Claire Weetman and Rebecca Ainsworth. Both project were part of the ‘Connections project’, a Creative People and Places Program (commissioned by Heart of Glass, funded by Arts Council England), aiming to re-connect people who had been isolated over lockdown.
The Cosy Jumper video will also be showcased at St. Helens rugby Club on 15th April, during the Castleford Tigers VS Saints match.
The Cosy Jumper is a project exploring human feelings of connections and togetherness, through knitting, poetry, sound, and movement.
Together with filmmaker Tim Brunsden, sound artist Laura Campbel, and poet Scott Farlow, Lou Chapelle held a series of workshops leading to the creation of drawings, wearable sculpture, poetry and video work. Find out more and watch the video here, or explore the behind the scenes here.
The Cosy Jumpers is a commission by Heart of Glass, working with Taurus Housing, residents from Foundry Wharf, and U3A, and inspired by a previous project: You make me feel good.
Artistic director Lou Chapelle
Film-maker Tim Brunsden
Sound artist Laura Campbell
Poet Scott Farlow