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Thanks so much to everyone who came down and participated in Art in the Park: Cross-pollinations. It turned out to be a great day, with much discussion and interaction with the artworks (and ideas) taking place on the grass while enjoying Elke’s delicious home-made beetroot cake. What’s more, it managed to not rain until well into the afternoon… Our thanks as well to everyone who helped out on the day, those lovely people who found us to say they got something out of it, Marrickville Council, and of course to the artists for all their amazing efforts.

We’ve created a new page for people to upload their photos here. Or take a look at our pictures on the Makeshift site.

Anyone who has feedback would be most welcome to leave it in the Guestbook.

And good luck to Brendan Penzer, the next curator of the upcoming Art in the Park: The humble SPUD! You can get in touch with him here.

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Welcome to the newest outing for Art in the Park, Cross-pollinations, an exhibition that brings together works by local and far-flung artists in the hope of expanding critical dialogue around the nature and use of public space in the city.

The selected works are by turns poetic and subversive, and draw upon a variety of artistic media including urban detritus, organic matter, domestic artefacts, sound, and even the park’s own living weeds. All represent an intervention of sorts, into how we ordinarily move through and interact with the spaces around us, and into how we share our cities and their occasional patches of green.

Revisiting the site’s former role as a nursery and hothouse, the exhibition also seeks to propagate new perspectives on how our ‘natural’ environment is understood, shaped and contested. While only a handful of the works are site-specific, all are in some way responsive to this central concern.

We hope you enjoy engaging with these works and with the community that hosts them.

Tessa Rapaport & Karl Logge

www.makeshift.com.au

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