The Archers knitted artwork in progress

The Archers knitted artwork in progress

When installing knitted street art it is important to document the event. You put the work in place not knowing if it will be vandalised or stolen.

With this artwork the installation timing was crucial. I knew I wanted to make a statement about the domestic violence storyline in The Archers. After listening to the episode on Friday 1st April is was clear something dramatic was about to happen. I know that some followers of the Archers do not listen on weekdays instead they catchup on the whole week’s events via the omnibus edition. This is aired on Sundays at 10.00 a.m. So for maximum impact I needed to create, and get the piece up before the show started without lots of people seeing what I was doing.

Below is a video showing me installing my message to Helen Titchener.

A big thank  you to my son Indiana Hamilton-Brown for getting up early,  to shoot, and edit the film. He also created the amazing sound track.

Indiana Hamilton-Brown

Indiana Hamilton-Brown