Award-winning arts company indirect Object (recipients of Geelong’s Arts Industry Commission) invite you to immerse yourself in a garden of recycled delights as they unveil the North Geelong Community Lantern Trail from Saturday 13 November through to Sunday 28 November at Focal Point Gallery North Geelong.
Throughout the last 18 months, the indirect Object engaged local community members at Norlane, Rosewall and Cloverdale Community Centres to create an immersive journey through a recycled plastic garden.
The exhibition brings all the artworks, large and small, together in an illuminated journey. Each day the exhibition will evolve, with community members working on site in a dedicated workshop space creating new details, textures and sculptural elements for the display.
Indirect Object will also hold free drop-in workshops Saturday and Sundays through November so you too can contribute to the exhibition or take it home to remind you of the delight that is the immersive garden experience.
From December the large sculptural lanterns will be installed at the community centres as solar powered illuminated artworks and play spaces. We invite you to visit each centre and experience them there in the future.
Cr Eddy Kontelj, Chair of the Arts, Live Entertainment and Hospitality portfolio says the trail will no doubt be a special experience.
“Community members from all walks of life have been experimenting with donated plastics and transforming them into a magical and colourful journey that will delight people of all ages,” Cr Kontelj said.
“Art is universal, it’s for everyone, and so I’m excited that this sustainable art is happening at a grassroots level.”
This project is supported by the City of Greater Geelong through the Arts & Culture Arts Industry Commissions
Listen to the full interview with Beth below.