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Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a community event that began in 1997, with a ‘beanie party’ organised by Adi Dunlop.

In the early years, the festival was run by a group of friends including Pamela Bladon, Merran Hughes and Jo Nixon on a volunteer basis. The core group has slowly grown into a committed band of beanie-ologists. We know our beanies.
The festival was organised to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It has grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together.
The festival is unique because of its community participation and unique ties with local Aboriginal organisations. The festival aims to develop Aboriginal women’s textiles, promote womens’ culture and the beanie as a regional art form, as well as promote handmade textile arts.

  • Information

    Event date

    28 June – 1 July 2019

    Event type

    • Classes Lessons Workshops and Talks
    • Community Event
    • Exhibition and Shows
    • Festivals and Celebrations
    • Markets

    Entry cost

    All Tickets tickets from $15
    Four-day passes grant you access to the Araluen Arts Centre and are only valid over the Alice Springs Beanie Festival opening weekend. Entry to Beanie Central is by gold coin donation.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Non Smoking
    • Parents Room
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop

    Accessibility

    Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

    Accreditation

    • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program
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