Venerating our trees

With the guidance of Louise Fowler-Smith from the Sydney College of Fine Arts and her students who will create the art, one of our trees will be venerated.

The tree is the large Jacaranda in the Pine Street Creative Arts Centre.

Pine Street’s involvement is to “supply the tree” which sits within the Centre’s property boundary, located next to the basketball court.

The Centre Manger, Jane Hooper, did get permission from the City’s Public Art unit and also permission and advice from the Park’s department.
This will basically be the ‘test’ tree.
Once it is complete, the head of the Parks department will come and inspect it.
If he is happy with the result and sure that no harm was/will be done to the tree, he will consider the proposal of decorating more trees around Chippendale.  Louise would ideally like to do one in every street.

These are to be temporary installations only, with all materials to be removed within 6 months of installation.

To ‘venerate’  is to revere, honour, respect.

We shall see what we shall see . . .


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