Art Installation

#SunflowerquiltforUkraine

Janno's callout for sunflower squares to assemble a giant patchwork quilt, has been an outstanding show of love, kindness and support. More than 9.000 patches have been received from all around the world.

Our Ukrainian partners are calling our quilt The Road to Peace, and Janno calls it a metaphoric ‘hug for Ukraine.’

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The quilt

Hand-sewn ’30cm x 30cm’ patches featuring the national flower of Ukraine along with messages of hope, peace and love, are continuing to be sent in from across Australia and the world, to Scone NSW. Inclusive to all communities,eg:- artists, makers, CWA, schools, support groups, disability sectors, First Nation peoples, galleries etc from extraordinary and ordinary people — to support the community project, described as a collective hug from the people of Australia and the world.

The art installation

THE ART INSTALLATION IS MADE IN PORTIONS THAT CAN BE LAID END TO END OR SIDE BY SIDE. SPANNING ALMOST 300- 400 METRES, BECOMES A VISUALLY POWERFUL AND STUNNING OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE THE NATION’S SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE.

200 M OF FINISHED QUILT IS CURRENTLY IN LONDON, U.K.

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Worldwide statement

The rapidly expanding quilt has received worldwide and Ukrainian media attention and was shown extensively in:
• London July- August, 2022, at culturally iconic landmarks: Albert Hall, Tate Modern, The Thames, Millennium Bridge, Hyde Park, Overlooking St Paul's Cathedral, The Ukraine
Embassy in UK, farmland, and No 10 Downing St on Ukrainian Independence day.

 

The completed quilt will be enormous, larger than a house, and made up of close to 9000 independent squares, a powerful collaboration and statement of hand stitched art ‘constructed making,’ that flies in the face of a war-torn ‘destructed’ landscape.
On July 27th, 200m of the quilt was flown to London and when it is complete, and safe to do so, will continue its journey to the embattled nation of Ukraine.

 

In Ukraine 400m x 2m will be laid down on roads, hung, draped and wrapped around broken buildings and bomb sites, in the tradition of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s large
scale environmental installations, a statement of comfort, beauty, hope and new beginnings. Our ‘quilt’ has already been held, worn, touched and displayed in recitals, dance, performance, prayer and silence, and will continue its healing journey into Ukraine.

ALBERT HALL

ALBERT HALL

LONDON,UK.

ALBERT HALL

ALBERT HALL

LONDON,UK.

NUMBER ONE CHANGE

NUMBER ONE CHANGE

OVERLOOKING ST PAULS CATHEDRAL, LONDON,UK.

QUILT IN PROCESS

QUILT IN PROCESS

JUNE, 2022 EARLY STAGES, GUNDY, NSW AUSTRALIA.

DRONE FOOTAGE

DRONE FOOTAGE

COUNTRYSIDE SUSSEX , UK

TATE MODERN

TATE MODERN

(EXTERIOR), LONDON , UK.

ABC BREAKFAST

ABC BREAKFAST

JULY 2022 JANNO & LISA MILLAR

IRYNA AND PEACE

IRYNA AND PEACE

PROTESTER BBC PROMS

UKRAINE REFUGEES

UKRAINE REFUGEES

BBC PROMS

YOUNG UKRAINE REFUGEE

YOUNG UKRAINE REFUGEE

FROM MARIUPOL UKRAINE EMBASSY LONDON

REFUGEES, UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE DAY

REFUGEES, UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE DAY

HOLDING QUILT Nº 10 DOWNING ST, LONDON.

BBC PROMS

BBC PROMS

REFUGEES, UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE DAY

REFUGEES, UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE DAY

HOLDING QUILT Nº 10 DOWNING ST, LONDON

REFUGEES, UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE DAYROMS

REFUGEES, UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE DAYROMS

HOLDING QUILT Nº 10 DOWNING ST, LONDON

Seeing the overwhelmingly positive response of #SunflowerQuiltForUkraine from Australia, the world, and Ukraine, it feels important to continue and make a bigger statement and extend our art installation for the children and brave and beautiful people of Ukraine.

We are still stitching… watch this space.

 

If you would like to join us, please send your patches to:

Janno

Po box: 746

Scone 

NSW, 2337

Australia

or contacte at:

jannoart@yahoo.com

Instagram:

@jannoart