I had seen photos of this but did not realise it was in Julia's apartment block.
|7 trees are suspended over the courtyard|
|At base of the green wall are pools|
|Garden mural along the sides.|
Many apartments look out to this
Seven suspended artificial trees were conceived as an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ response to the need for a visual buffer between the apartments which frame the courtyard. Each tree’s position is carefully considered to provide interest for the residents on each floor.
As I was in early (bus schedule controlling activity) I dropped in to the NGV Australia at Fed Square (over the road form Julia on Flinders street ) and saw 3 exhibitions (briefly; they warranted more time).
One was the RIG DESIGN PRiZE 2015
The other PLEASURE AND REALITY slightly weird but really interesting.
Then on to the artists of Hermannsburg Potters and a collection of pots honouring the Aboriginal Football player and the enthusiasm of the sport in NT
OUR LAND IS ALIVE was a display of the commissioned pots as well as relevant video clips of footballers. Then kids could make their own pots at the back.
Renowned indigenous artists, Hermannsburg Potters from the Northern Territory created football-inspired terracotta pots.
The potters, who recently celebrated 25 years of producing their highly collectible ceramics, have depicted iconic football moments of Indigenous players past and present, including the celebrated image of Nicky Winmar lifting his shirt and proudly pointing to the colour of his skin in 1993, to match-defining moments such as Hawthorn’s Cyril Rioli taking a mark in the 2014 Grand Final.
then next door were exhibits of the Hermannsburg artists starting with Albert Namitjira
|Beaver Lennon. Gawla Ranges in Autumn|
|The White Divide|
|Skateboards Claudia Moonoonuthi 360 Flip on Country|
|Possum Skin Cloak: Blackfella Road|
|Close up. Made of barbed wire and rusted Corrugated iron|
Artist is Lorraine Connelly-Northey