73 Palms highlights the recent history of 'Palm Park' – it’s rejuvenation from a disused paddock to a riverside sanctuary, thanks to a group of local palm enthusiasts who planted 73 varieties in this area by 1986.
This installation invites visitors to participate in the creation of 73 woven coils, using dried palm fronds foraged from the local area. As each coil is completed they will be suspended one below the other, until all 73 hang in succession - the final sculpture depicting the trunk of a palm tree, alluding to a small fragment of local history.
On Site Workshops: Open to the public. These sessions will be held like a weaving circle - informal and casual, with people able to come and go as they wish, and with the opportunity for guidance from the artist. Times: 10am- 1pm on Thurs & Sat
Sculpture Photography: John Walters