Make sure you look up next time you are walking in to Bulleen Art & Garden.
In 1995, at the urging of urged by staff member, Claire Nailer we decided to set up a gallery.Now, 20 years later we are moving and upgrading our exhibition space.
Justin Purser was commissioned to produce some exciting new signage for the front. He has made large, decorative individually hand-crafted metal lettering which make up the Bulleen Art & Garden sign over the shop entrance.
An artwork which celebrates homegrown local food and is a visual testament to BAAG’s commitment to food gardening. The sculpture, Still Life with Fruit by sculptor, painter, award winning author and puppeteer Lachlan Plain, www.lachlanplain.coml. At ten times the fruit’s original size this fibre glass sculpture towers over the entrance of Bulleen Art & Garden.
A wedge tail eagle, has landed on our habitat tree!
He is looking over the Bulleen Art & Garden from his perch.
The ambitious 11 x 5m mural by Lachlan Plain tells the story of wily adventurer, Pedro Piscator, whose ship is powered by melody, charting a sonata through the sky and towing a floating island upon which he’s collected the most singular of species, rescued from a sullied Earth.
by Lachlan Plain
March 1998 saw the first stage of Bulleen Art & Garden’s facelift. This involved a large scale 3D ceramic mural and dramatic sculptural fence and gates constructed from recycled metal.
Visitors walk along a new coloured concrete path, following a vine with a pebble mosaiced stem and leaves studded with with hand crafted ceramic vegetables, leading to the entrance to Bulleen Art & Garden.
This walkway is lined with beds of lush produce plants- herbs, fruit, veggies & companion plants. This entrance reflects our growing efforts to inspire and promote growing our own food in our home gardens.
The purple slide has been reinstalled at Bulleen Art & Garden and Giant ceramic possums are sliding into Bulleen Art & Garden from the park in search of yummy fruit & veg!
The tortoise, oops, turtle has once again found its way to Bulleen Art & Garden, presumably it has wandered up from the river! which watched over the entrance to Bulleen Art & Garden from the direction of the adjoining parklands.
There has been a turtle at this site, next to the park, but the turtle has had another reincarnation, and is now named Rose.
Artist Lachlan Plain, (lachlanplain.com )who has been involved in a lot of the artwork around Bulleen Art & Garden has been busy creating a new turtle, with the help of colleague Colleen Bourke. Rose is a lady turtle with lots of personality. She is now in colour and has been crafted in fibreglass.
Installation was 21st September 2010.
The Raising of Rose
In September 2012 Rose the turtle was given a better view with new stand. This tied in with work on the new Healthy Living Waterways gate and disabled access to the parks. This is Bulleen Art & Garden’s latest way to promote the wonderful park just next to the nursery. There is a new wheelchair accessible walkway and a crafted steel gate promoting our waterways leading to the park where BAAG has a long term revegetation program.
And you can now see Rose the turtle more clearly as she emerges from the park and the Yarra, seeming to swim in mid air.
Make sure you meet Rose