Stitch ‘n Bitch with Kait James

Sun 30 Oct 2022

This is a past program.
Main exhibition gallery

Bring your knitting needles, embroidery hoops or any other craft materials and join us for an afternoon of stitching and bitching alongside ACCA’s current exhibition Paul Yore: WORD MADE FLESH.

You can bring a project you’re already working on, or start something new. These artist-led sessions are open to all experience levels and are LGBTIQA+ and queer friendly.


Kait James is a proud Wadawurrung woman and award-winning contemporary artist based in Melbourne. James obtained a Bachelor of Media Arts/Photography from RMIT University in 2001 but only returned to making art in 2018 through her love of textiles and colour. Using Punch Needling techniques with predominately wool and cotton, she embroiders kitsch found materials such as Aboriginal souvenir tea towels from the 70’s and 80’s to explore her indigenous identity and Anglo heritage. By re-appropriating these images, she endeavours to develop and use her art in ways that encourages responsiveness, unity and optimism within and beyond Indigenous communities.