The 2017 Jumpers and Jazz in July festival features 100 tree jumpers that are packed with inspiration, ingenuity and reverence. Artists from near and far have proven that the quality of the artwork showcased by the festival improves each year.
Official Tree Jumper Judge Jacqui Fink is an internationally acclaimed textile designer and a lover of beautiful yarn. Jacqui was both delighted and touched by the entries this year and found the judging process a challenge but very rewarding.
“Jumpers and Jazz in July is crafting nirvana!” said Jacqui, “It was a great honour to judge the entries this year.”
Warwick Art Gallery’s “Yarntopians” yarnbombing team has plenty of surprises in store for festival goers at this year’s Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.
Team coordinator and Warwick Art Gallery staff member Loretta Grayson is proud of how the team gets more motivated and inspired each year.
“Our ideas grow more ambitious with each festival”, says Loretta, “This year the Yarntopians will be taking over the Gallery’s foyer space with a very large yarn installation titled The Travelling Ravellers. We are also planning some colourful surprises in the gallery gardens that will brighten everyone’s day with their playfulness”