Registrations are now open for the official 2019 Tree Jumper Exhibition and Competition as part of the Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival from 18 to 28 July.
Warwick Art Gallery proudly manages the yarn-bombed tree jumper which transforms the CBD into an outdoor art gallery with trees ‘dressed’ in charming textile artwork.
Anyone can participate, with entries coming from near and far each year that are flamboyant, colourful, heart-warming and often comical.
This year’s tree jumper theme is ‘CONNECT’.
• Friday 29 March – Tree Jumper registrations close for Warwick CBD businesses
• Friday 29 March – Friday 24 May – Trees allocated and participants notified
• Wednesday 17 July – Trees will be set up
• Thursday 18 July – 2019 festival begins
• Friday 19 July – Judging of CBD street trees
• Tuesday 23 July – Judging of school grounds trees
Announcement of the winners of the yarn-bombed tree jumper competition will take place at ‘Jazz @ the Gallery’ (Warwick Art Gallery) on Saturday 20 July at midday – a free event in the garden outside the gallery for a day focussed on celebrating artists and yarnbombing.
2019 Yarn Bombed Tree Jumper Sections and Prizes…
• Section 1 Open Entry $500
No specified theme or set materials.
• Section 2 Excellence in Knitting and/or Crochet $500
No theme. Entry must be created using mainly
knitting or crochet or a combination of both.
• Section 3 Theme Challenge $500
Create a tree jumper inspired by the word CONNECT
• Section 4 Hall of Fame $500
This award will be presented to an entrant who has excelled in the art of yarn bombed tree jumper creation.
• AWARD Best Community Group Entry in the Official Tree Jumper Competition
Not for profit community groups and schools will be eligible for this award when they tick the box on the entry form.
• AWARD Decorated School Trees in School Grounds
Schools are encouraged to decorate the trees in their grounds inspired by the word FEAST
Tree Jumper Exhibition judges for 2019 will be Brisbane textile artists Kate Oszko and Helen McIntosh.
• Pick up your entry form from the Warwick Art Gallery of download from their website at www.warwickartgallery.com.au