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Winter Warmth – Volunteers yarnbomb Black Rock Clock Tower

Have a ball this winter in Bayside 🧶

Tuesday 27 June 2023

Bayside’s community of volunteers have yarnbombed the iconic Black Rock Clock Tower to create a colourful installation.    

Bayside City Council has partnered with The GLAD Rappers to bring this collaborative craft project to life. There are seven installations in total across the municipality, bringing warmth and cheer to Bayside in the depths of Winter.

Arts and craft enthusiasts have donated their time and energy to produce hundreds of squares of knitted and crocheted rectangles, sewn onto a purpose-built net, creating a temporary piece of public art on the familiar timekeeper.

Community group THe GLAD Rappers standing in front of Black Rock Clock Tower covered in colourful knitted rectangles


Bayside Mayor, Cr Hanna El Mouallem said the installation is an example of how public art such as yarn bombing can enhance and enrich public spaces.

“I would first like to congratulate the volunteers who spent countless hours preparing these fantastic installations across Bayside,” said El Mouallem.

“The Black Rock Clock Tower is an iconic landmark in our municipality, and installations such as yarn bombing provide us with an opportunity to celebrate of our sense of identity, pride, and place.”

“Council is committed to bringing art into public areas and I hope the whole community can enjoy all seven installations over the coming weeks.”

At the conclusion of the installation, the disassembled knitted squares will be donated to the Knit One Give One (KOGO) organisation, creating blankets for shelters, aged care homes and those affected by disaster.

The final installation will be in place for six weeks for the Bayside community to admire.

Watch the glorious process of how Bayside volunteers helped create a colourful blanket for the Black Rock Clock Tower

Unwind and enjoy woolly installations at the following locations

  • Corner of Martin and Spink Gardenvale 
  • Bay Street. Nth Brighton railway station  
  • Church Street. Middle Brighton railway station  
  • Hampton Street opposite Service Street next to the railway line and Glass House eatery  
  • Sandringham corner, Bay Road roundabout towards the station, next to Nick Johnstone  
  • Beaumaris Concourse south. Next to Sing Tao 
  • Clock Tower Black Rock roundabout, intersecting Beach, Bluff and Balcombe Roads.  
A pole in Brighton decorated with colourful knitted squares.

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