The Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Australia ACT and Inspiring Australia, are asking people to knit neurons (brain cells) to help promote brain health messages and dementia research.
The initiative is called Neural Knitworks, and the knitted neurons will form part of a travelling art exhibition around Australia.
The artwork will be launched in Sydney on August 21 at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre in Gymea.
There have been lots of knitworks happening all over Australia in the past couple of months and more knitted neurons are required to form part of the first installation at the gallery.
If you would like to donate your knitted neurons and help raise awareness of mind and brain health in the community you can post your crafted neurons or drop them in to:
Neural Knitworks, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea NSW 2227
You can also drop your neurons in at the gallery between 10am and 5pm daily. Completed neurons must be received by Monday 21 July.
If you would like to know more about the project or to download a knit, crochet, or no knit pattern visit Neural Knitworks.