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Odgers Lane wants your bulbs

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 4

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This has drifted over my transom and I thought might be of interest to many of you:

Bring a Bulb for the Odgers Lane Art Mystery Garden

Part of the YouAreHEre Festival
Wednesday March 14 5pm-6:30pm @ the YouAreHere Newsroom (the old Centrepoint Newsagency in Petrie Plaza, Civic)

Contribute to the Odgers Lane Art mystery garden.
Step 1: Dig up some bulbs or tubers from your garden (or your friend’s/mum’s/granny’s garden). The last two years of rain make this a perfect time to lift and separate bulbs.
Step 2: Bring them into the YouAreHere Newsroom.contributed as design ideas for Odgers Lane Art
Step 4: Do a little craft yourself while you’re there.
step 5: Make sure you’ve liked Odgers Lane Art on Facebook so that you can attend the launch of artwork and see your bulbs blooming beautifully in the mystery garden.
Step 3: Have a look at some of the models and drawings people have contributed as design ideas for Odgers Lane Art
Step 4: Do a little Craft yourself while you’re there
Step 5: Make sure that you “like” the Odgers Lane Art” page on Facebook so you can attend future events like bulb planting, the launch of the art project and the blooming of the mystery garden. http://www.facebook.com/events/286675974733838/#!/pages/Odgers-Lane-Art/328252573854096

If you’d like to contribute to the garden but you can’t make it to the event please drop your bulbs and/or tubers at the YouAreHere Newsroom between 11am and 6pm up to and including Saturday March 17 or contact Simone.penkethman@bcsact.com.au 62640232

If you’d like to do craft and see the other ideas but you don’t have any bulbs then come on down anyway.

Odgers Lane Art – What’s it all about?
The historic and iconic Melbourne Building on Northbourne Avenue in Civic is one of Canberra’s earliest buildings. Odgers Lane is the service lane and courtyard in the middle of the building. In March 2011, The Carpark Festival was held in the Odgers Lane as part of the the first YouAreHere. This event, with live bands, market stalls, coffee, food and live art provided a taste of the kind of colourful and engaging space that Odgers Lane can become.
Now, the ACT Health Directory has engaged Belconnen Community Service (BCS) to enliven this space through the development of artwork to promote key health messages:

Connect – with people around you
Give – smile, do something nice
Be Curious – stretch your mind

The canvas for Odgers Lane Art is the electrical substation in the middle of the courtyard (pictured)

Community engagement activities conducted during the summer have indicated that people would like the structure to seem inhabited through playful and interactive art. Many peole indicated that they would also like a garden to be part of the design. The Bring a Bulb for the Odgers Lane Mystery Garden event is your chance to bring a bit of your garden into the city.

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4 Responses to
Odgers Lane wants your bulbs
SockEPuppet 10:31 am 15 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

I wonder what the Craft is? Hopefully not making bloody puppets.

Hey, that’s discrimination.

EvanJames 10:19 am 15 Mar 12

I wonder what the Craft is? Hopefully not making bloody puppets.

BuzzwordBingo 8:58 am 15 Mar 12

Oh … those kind of bulbs 😉

EvanJames 4:27 pm 13 Mar 12

Sort of a reverse Great Canberra Bulb Grab. With craft (do a little craft while you’re there!).

Maybe the Bulb-Grabbers could bring a few back.

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