Miniature yarn critters are about to take over Burnett Lane, showcasing the Japanese art form that has many falling in love with crochet all over again.
Burnett Lane will be transforming into a kawaii crochet menagerie from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 February to showcase the soft and colourful critters imagined by local artist Joon-Yee Kwok.
Not just for scarves and booties, crochet has transformed into a whole other world of miniature art with the advent of the Japanese art form of Amigurumi, which is crochet or knitting stuffed animals and other creatures in miniature.
Amigurumi began growing in popularity in 2003, with the handmade pieces capturing Japan’s kawaii culture of all things adorable and enticing many to have a go at crochet in miniature.
Joon-Yee Kwok’s installation is created to evoke playfulness and encourage the young-at-heart to engage in the public spaces of Brisbane.
Be sure to look high and low in the laneway for the soft and colourful new inhabitants of Burnett Lane peeping out of their hidey-holes.
Amigurumi Toyland is part of this year’s BrisAsia Festival, which celebrates Brisbane’s connection with traditional and contemporary Asian culture.