Warrnambool’s streets and public spaces have been delightfully brightened up over the past week, with stealthy yarn bombers striking in the dead of night around the city.
The colourful knitting work, made by Warrnambool elders, comes with a very important message, with the community encouraged to get up close and read the real reason why it has been hung around the central business district and Civic Green.
As part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign to prevent violence, a morning tea was held on the Civic Green to acknowledge the work and messages on Friday.
South West Carer Respite Network’s elder abuse prevention project officer Judi Mutsaers said one-out-of-six or 150,000 Victorians experienced elder abuse.
“We want the community to read the comments and stories attached to the knitting,” she said. “Think about your attitudes to elder people in the community. We want to challenge ageism and encourage respect.”