Warwick Art Gallery Tree Jumper Exhibition
15 to 25 July 2021
Warwick Art Gallery proudly manages the yarn bombed tree jumper exhibition for Jumpers and Jazz in July. We transform the CBD into an outdoor art gallery and dress our trees in charming textile artwork. Anyone can participate with entries coming from near and far each year that are flamboyant, colourful, heart-warming and often comical
Our annual tree jumper exhibition has woven its way into the hearts of thousands of artisans and visitors for fifteen years. The exhibition features approximately 100 trees in the CBD "yarnbombed" by artists, local businesses, community groups and everyday folks from near and far.
The countdown is on to the festival now. At this stage, despite the SEQ lockdowns, the festival is on track to continue as planned with COVID safe proceedures in place.
12 FEB 2021 New registrations open
26 MAR 2021 Tree Jumper registrations close for Warwick CBD businesses
4 MAY 2021 All other registrations close
26 MAR - 21 MAY 2021 Trees are allocated and participants notified
14 JUL 2021 Trees will be set up
15 JUL 2021 The 2021 festival begins
16 JUL 2021 Judging of CBD street trees
17 JUL 2021 Announcement of the winners of the 2021 Yarn Bombed Tree Jumper Competition
20 JUL 2021 Judging of school grounds trees
Sections and Prizes
Section 1 Open Entry $500 No specified theme or set materials.
Section 2 Excellence in Knitting and/or Crochet $500 No theme. Entry must be created using mainly knitting or crochet or a combination of both.
Section 3 Theme Challenge $500 Create a tree jumper inspired by the word CRACKERS
Section 4 Hall of Fame $500 This award will be presented to an entrant who has excelled in the art of yarn bombed tree jumper creation and has entered 10 or more years.
AWARD Best Community Group Entry in the Official Tree Jumper Competition Not for profit community groups and schools will be eligible for this award when they tick the box on the entry form.
AWARD Decorated School Trees in School Grounds Schools are encouraged to decorate the trees in their grounds inspired by the word MAGIC
Photos (Top to Bottom)
2019 Tree Jumper by Narelle Mercer
2019 Artist Helen Gross and her Tree Jumper
2019 Tree Jumper by Dawn Smit and Kerri Harycki