The politics of handmade
In the bad olden days, women used to sit in a corner knitting and stitching and no-one took much notice.
Now their handmade crafts are not only valued but used politically.
Kate Just, a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts, is a political knitter.
Her work and a statement about her practice is on display at Handmade Universe, along with some extraordinary cosmic and geographical fabrications. •
Handmade Universe, State Library, Until February 2023 (FREE)
For more information: slv.vic.gov.au/handmade/