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Travelling Loom

  • State Library of Western Australia 25 Francis Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
Travelling Loom

Making friends with yarn!

Find Leah Vlatko and her colourful giant loom roving around the Perth Cultural Centre during KickstART Festival Day. You are invited to contribute to this interactive loom by weaving through the yarns closest to your experiences, and exploring the idea of how you nurture yourself. Take your time, sit, weave, play, be still.

After KickstART Festival Day, Leah’s Travelling Loom will be displayed in the KickstART Nook on the ground level at the State Library of WA.

The State Library of WA is open from 9.00am until 8.00pm Mondays to Thursdays; 9.00am until 5.30pm Fridays; and 10am until 5.30pm on weekends.

About Leah Vlatko

Leah Vlatko is a textile artist passionate about redefining what craft means in a contemporary setting. Slowing down and making things by hand, using ethically sourced yarns, and empowering handmade and DIY as a resistance to consumerism and slave labour. Through her practice Vlatko is contributing to the changing narrative of craft as a form of public interaction and collaboration, rather than a tool limited to the domestic woman's sphere.


Interactive Installation

WHEN: Saturday 13 April, 12pm - 5pm
WHERE: Various locations, Perth Cultural Centre

In-Situ Installation

WHEN: Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 April
WHERE: KickstART Nook, Ground Level, State Library of WA

About the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

Now in its ninth consecutive year, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival offers young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, performances, exhibitions, talks, special events, and new initiatives for 2019.

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.

Earlier Event: April 13
What GIFs
Later Event: April 13
KickstART Music