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|19 April 2014|
The biennale opens with an empty Guard House.
|10 April 2014||
"Over lunch during the install of Gabrielle de Vietri’s work, Garden of Bad Flowers, one helper commented that we are courting trouble at the Farm by bringing hundreds of bad little seedlings...." - Letting Mara In: Installing the Garden of Bad Flowers, Earlwood Farm (3 April 2014 )
|10 March 2014||
'Artist Gabrielle de Vietri, who headed the campaign...
|5 March 2014||"Another Melbourne artist, Gabrielle De Vietri, says her Biennale invitation has been the biggest opportunity of her career. But her offering, Garden of Bad Flowers - that is, plants with a negative symbolic meaning - she's uprooting, to send a message that's more symbolic for her.|
GABRIELLE DE VIETRI: This is a global issue that we're dealing with, and Australia is actually, horrifyingly, providing a model for other countries to adopt for treatment of asylum seekers, and that's really scary."...ABC PM: More artists withdraw from Sydney Biennale Rachael Brown reported this story on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 18:44:00
|21 February 2014|
Cockatoo Island Site
The garden is to be installed in the Military Guard House and Isolation Cells on Cockatoo Island. Planter boxes were in place on 21 February 2014.
|29 January 2014||Gabrielle collects plants from nursery plus 2 Ficus rubiginosa donated by Ken and a Carpobrotus glaucescens donated by Marghanita. The plants are to be barged over to Cockatoo Island, from Woolich Peer.||
|18 December 2013||
The following tubestock were set aside, for Gabrielle, at the Nursery:|
|12 December 2013||
Gabrielle's requested (email 11 Dec 2013) a revised list of plants from the Nursery for the end of January.
a few more matches and would be very grateful if RBCN would be able to provide some of these as well.
Links to Cornucopia and Marrickville Nursery's webpages, corrected below.
|4 December 2013||Gabrielle visited the nursery to discuss the "Garden of Bad Flowers" and find out how the nursery could assist.
On the list of "Bad Flowers" was Ficus rubiginosa (Port Jackson Fig). It transpired that Ken had a Bonsai one that was looking for a home.
As the nursery, didn't have any Carpobrotus spp (Coastal pigface (n)), Marghanita offered to grow some, from her garden.
The nursery's tame Bunya Pine, rescued from Callan Park, was offered in between its appointments as the Christmas Tree. Some of the other plants on Gabrielle's list were Wahlenbergia gracilis (Australian Bluebell), Lobelia dentata (n) and Geranium. The nursery grows and has planted Wahlenbergia gracilis, Lobelacia Isotomo, Hardenbergia and pelargonium australis.
Other potential sources of plants were Randwick, Cornucopia Nursery, Marrickville Community Nursery and Strathfield Council Native Nursery. Mount Annan and Mount Tommah, as well as the Sydney Botanical gardens are other potential sources of plants and information.
Different plants flower at different times of the year, the exhibition is from March to June. Soil, Light, Water and Flowering Months of Local Provenance Shrubs, Large Trees and Small Trees. There are also herbs, estuarine and climbing plants.
|3 December 2013|
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