Beanies add colour splash

BRIGHT BEANIES: Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery director Jenni Frost with the gallery's latest exhibition.
BRIGHT BEANIES: Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery director Jenni Frost with the gallery's latest exhibition.

The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery has come alive with all things colourful, weird and whacky as it hosts a beanie exhibition.

Colours of the Country, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival exhibition, showcases the iconic Australian headwear in a unique display. 

This collection of beanies, from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, demonstrates the growth of the beanie as an art form over the years and the imagination, creativity and fine craftsmanship presented in each piece.

The colourful exhibition encapsulates the whimsical essence of the Beanie Festival and also highlights the works produced by Indigenous artists from the Central Desert region who are regular collaborators in this cross-cultural event. An exhibition embraced by a broad cross section of the community, the collection will inspire audiences to laugh, don crazy headwear and bring out those knitting needles all over again.

This exhibition is proudly presented by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring and The Alice Springs Beanie Festival.

Exhibition details

When: Until August 27

Hours: Weekdays 9 – 5, weekends and public holidays 11 - 3

Where: Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery, Mary Elie St, Port Pirie

Cost: Free entry

Enquiries: Jenni Frost, Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery 8633 0681

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