PARK(ing) Day is a global event that was started in San Francisco by arts collective Rebar. Since 2005 PARK(ing) Day has grown to include over 500 installations in over 100 cities across North America, Europe, South America and Australia. Its based on the idea that paying a parking meter is like 'renting' a public space, and instead of parking a car, why not park something else?
This year was the first time Adelaide was involved in PARK(ing) Day and we jumped at the chance to be a part of it along with twelve other studios across Adelaide. The name of our park was ‘All My Friends Are Dead’ and featured a pink dinosaur affectionately named Stegga. Luckily Stegga made lots of new friends throughout the day and everyone had a great time. We were also fortunate to win the President’s Inspection Award for most commended park!
Enoki established a relationship with Catherine House in 2009. The organization provides supported accommodation for women affected by homelessness. The Education and Employment Program offers a variety of courses using the creative arts as the foundation for safe learning. The key aim is to solve women’s homelessness. In 2009, we asked if the women at Catherine House could help produce our Stitch rugs. This year we have produced some concepts for an exhibition that Catherine House will take part in called chART.
These concepts are intended for a large tapestry/rug that Catherine House can produce in a Stitch-like way. The concepts illustrate a woman's journey through Catherine House – from loneliness and isolation to opportunity and choice.
CONCEPTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY JUDD CRUSH [ENOKI]