What got me knitting is an audacious plan I have had to yarnbomb a local statue/landmark which is in the town center. I was wondering if anyone knows about the legality of yarnbombing/ whether anyone has had trouble with the law? Because if this plan works it would entail completely covering something up, as opposed to adding knitted decoration.
Any help offered would be greatly appreciated.
I can give my previous experience where we have had police walking around on two occasions and each time stopped to talk to us and ended up walking away with a smile on there faces.
However i should say at this point that the work that we do is not done in the form that it supports a statement nor is it created to offend anyone.
Im sure people and the police would have something to say if you covered a war memorial for example and before you completely cover a statue i would do you research to find out why it was there just to be on the safe side. If however it is just a bit of public art then why not add you twist after all it is "Public Art"
Hope this helps a little
Oh no, it's not a war memorial, it has a reputation of looking like something else, which has endeared it to the locals. The plan is to play on this, but also to raise awareness of an issue ignored on the day that has that as it's purpose, it's quite uncontroversial an issue (sorry for being cryptic I just realise this is a public site, and I don't want to peak interest, or ruin the surprise for that matter). The public art defense is a good one though for this. And I will do my research on the law elsewhere, just thought I'd ask people in the know.
ooh, I have just done exactly this. See my photos! At the last minute I did phone the local council and they said 'If only everyone asked permission' and thought it was fine. I think on the whole people appreciate being asked and I didn't want to take any risks as my husband is a lawyer.