Yarned and Dangerous

Knitting Nannas against Gas and Greed
Bridge Gallery
24 April – 22 August 2021

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAG) are vibrant environmental activists cleverly using the disguise of the traditional Nanna.

Armed with big, soft Nanna hugs, smiles, chats, and knitting lessons the Nannas make protests and blockades friendly and safe. The Knitting Nannas want to protect everyone’s right to protest and their presence to be positive, creative, accessible and above all, fun.

The Nannas mobilise and inform a large number of people concerned about the environment by sharing their creative practice. While they colourfully sit and knit, they peacefully and productively protest against the destruction of natural resources.

Utilising Thomas Jefferson’s powerful call to arms ‘when injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty’, the Nannas regularly and successfully take their protests to politicians and decision makers with their proud and visible identity of Craftivism providing a unique way for their voices to be heard.

Image: Knitting Nannas at Santos ‘Knit In’ | Photograph by Gwilym Summers | Image courtesy of The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAG)

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