Thursday, 7 June 2012

Tree of Hope

We celebrated World Environment Day last Sunday by writing messages on bamboo leaves and sheaths in the Japanese Garden.

After the heavy rain on Saturday night, I was afraid that nobody would venture forth, but we had a constant stream of visitors, both young and old, and they all enjoyed participating.

The Japanese garden is certainly a beautiful setting in which to relax (and work).

The messages were all very well thought out, and deeply moving. Some people became quite emotional as they expressed their support for a cleaner, greener environment.
Many said how much they had appreciated this activity.
One grandmother wrote a message for her grandchild on a bamboo sheath.

As well as tying the bamboo leaves in the tree, we wrote on bamboo sheaths and strung them up in the long pavilion ... and did you notice the camouflaged rubbish bin in the photos above (and below)?

 Thanks to Rosemary Phillips for bringing me birthday cake and keeping me company!

I hope you'll be able to visit me at the Gardens in the next few weeks ….

MY EXHIBITION - "The Language of Nature"
Thursday 21 June until Friday 29 June in the Richard Randall Art Studio, 10am - 4pm
Help me celebrate my residency to date. See a display of my artworks and collaborative ventures, and join in the daily activities. Artist talks each day at 11am & 2pm. Free entry.


Saturday & Sunday, 16 & 17 June near the Visitors’ Information Kiosk, 10am - 3pm
also Monday 18, Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June in the Richard Randall Art Studio, 10am - 3pm
Join us making wreaths (in fabric, yarn, plastic, metal, plant materials) to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Material supplied, but contributions of non-perishable flowers and leaves welcome (fabric, plastic, etc).Free, no bookings required.

Thursday 21 June, near the Visitors’ Information Kiosk, 5 - 6pm
Join us making decorative covers for candles as a prelude to Fete de la Musique performance by the Deep Sea Divas at 6pm. Free, no bookings required.

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