Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2020
Fri June 26 @ 6:00 pm - Sun July 19 @ 6:00 pm
Stitching the Seasons
Across our vast continent, seasons vary dramatically and are in a new state of change. Some of us see the four seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring. In the tropics, as many as six seasons are recognised. Here in Central Australia, the Arrernte people have two seasons, Uterna (summer) and Athwerrpe (winter). The 24th Alice Springs Beanie Festival will see hundreds of beanies made in response to these experiences of seasons across Australia and beyond, with 2020’s theme Stitching the Seasons. Endless summer days, cicadas and the smell of rain, autumn leaf and colour, the freeze and fires of long winter nights, the renewal and beginnings of spring and the strength and rage of extreme weather, all wondrously expressed in unimaginable, phantasmagorical woollen ways! Opening night celebrations include live music, parade, performance and food as thousands descend on the Araluen Cultural Precinct. At ‘Beanie Central’, thousands more beanies are yours to try and buy, creative workshops are offered as you become part of the incredible Alice Springs Beanie Festival community.
Friday 26 – Monday 29 June