​Jumpers and Jazz in July began in 2004 inspired by the Warwick Art Gallery's idea to personalize the cold winter streets with textile art wrapped around our bare winter trees.

 

The quirky “tree jumper” project captured the imagination of the local community and the event grew into the ten day arts festival

that we now enjoy. Lovely traditional textile crafts such as crochet, felting, dollmaking and weaving have prospered as a result of being applied in a popular contemporary context. Recycled materials are also used with wonderful creativity and cleverness.​


Warwick Art Gallery continues to manage the yarn bombed tree exhibition.  In 2022 the exhibition starts on Thursday 21 July and continues until Sunday 31 July.


Anyone can enter and many locals put on their artistic hat for this one event every year.  It is a wonderful way to add to your festival experience - become a tree jumper artist!

Jumpers & Jazz in July

YARNTOPIANS

 

Jumpers and Jazz in July Inc. is excited to be welcoming the Yarntopians yarn bombers to the festival team in 2022. Read on to find out how you can be part of this creative and friendly group.

 

The Yarntopians yarnbombing team was originally established by Warwick Art Gallery in 2014. This creative team of crafters combine their skills to produce stunning yarn bombed art installations that attract thousands of festival visitors each year.

Our large-scale installations take months to complete and can involve up to 100 contributors. Knitters and crocheters send us their pieces from all over Australia, and our smaller local team get together regularly to assemble and install everything.

 

Crafters of all ages and skill levels are invited to join this friendly and welcoming team.

For more information about the Yarntopians, click the "Join the Team" button to email the team coordinator Loretta Grayson.  

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Yarntopians installation at Warwick Art Gallery, 2017 Image: Warwick Art Gallery

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Yarntopians installation at Warwick Art Gallery, 2017 Image: Warwick Art Gallery

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Warwick Art Gallery

Tree Jumper Exhibition

 

Registrations are now open for the 2022 Tree Jumper Exhibition. Click the "Tree Jumpers" button for information.

 

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